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Slide set: The two boys and the raven's nest (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Two mischievous boys agree to capture a raven's nest
Slide 2
The ladder, being a little too short, and not nicely balanced, topples over
Slide 3
They fall into the mud and water below
Slide 4
One of the boys is brought out by a dog, whose master happens to arrive at the spot
Slide 5
The dog refuses to enter the filthy pond a second time
Slide 6
His master reluctantly fetches out the other boy
Slide 7
They all march homewards
Slide 8
The raven's joy
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1757)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 82)

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, Das Raben-nest (Munich: 1861)

Reading or song
Related slide sets

generic title for The boys and the raven's nest (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

see also The boys and the raven's nest (story: Newton & Co., 8 slides, in/before 1888)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 8 slides


The images are based on Wilhelm Busch's series Das Raben-Nest, number 308 in the Münchener Bilderbogen series, but have been redrawn for the slides.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001917

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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