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Slide set: The ducks and the frog (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A duck and a drake are diving in search of prey
Slide 2**
The duck has caught a frog
Slide 3
The drake thinks he has a right to share
Slide 4**
Between them both the frog undergoes a variety of tortures
Slide 5
The duck prevents the drake from swallowing him entire
Slide 6
Whilst they are throttling each other the frog bolts
Slide 7
The frog leaps into the pump-trough; the ducks search after him
Slide 8
The frog runs for his life, pursued by the ducks
Slide 9
The frog has the good sense to go where the ducks cannot follow him
Slide 10
The ducks are unable to get their heads out, so there they have to stay quacking
Slide 11
The poulterer comes by and carries off the ducks
Slide 12
The frog was laid up for three weeks, but now, thank goodness, he is able to smoke his pipe
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1754)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1903-1914 (item ref. 1353)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Die beiden Enten und der Frosch (Munich: 1862)

Reading or song

‘The ducks and frog’ in Miscellaneous tales 1

Related slide set

see generic title The ducks and the frog (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3001620

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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