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Slide set: The honey stealers (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
In high glee Tommy and Billy go honey-stealing
Slide 2**
They quite forgot that bees have stings
Slide 3
They have reason never to forget it again
Slide 4**
On arriving home, the father tries the cold water cure, but in vain
Slide 5**
To add to their misery, they cannot put their potatoes into their mouths
Slide 6**
They get no better till the stings are extracted
Slide 7**
The parts are soothed by the apothecary's skill
Slide 8
And in bed they resolve never again to go honey-stealing
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1793)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 167)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 63)

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)
Reading or song

‘The honey stealers’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The honey stealers (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), slides 2, 4-7

The images are based on Busch's series Die kleinen Honigdiebe of 1859, but have been redrawn for the slides.

5 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001915

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 March 2024

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