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Slide set: Man and calf (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Mr Bah resolves to sell his calf
Slide 2**
Its removal from the mother is more difficult than he imagined
Slide 3**
He tries to coax it with a handful of grass
Slide 4**
He endeavours to push it along
Slide 5**
He tries another method and fails
Slide 6**
He tries the effect of a thistle
Slide 7**
He seizes him by the ear and tail
Slide 8**
Becoming tired, he tries remonstrance
Slide 9**
Regaining strength, he uses additional exertion
Slide 10**
He carries him on his back
Slide 11**
He gets tired, a new idea strikes him
Slide 12**
Happy thought! he ties the cow's bell round his neck, the calf immediately follows him
** 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 UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1756)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

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)
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908)

Reading or song

‘Man and calf’ in Miscellaneous tales 2


The pictures are based on Busch's 1863 story Der Bauer und das Kalb (No. 342 in the Münchener Bilderbogen series), but have been redrawn for the slides.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001891

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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