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Slide set: Brown and Jones' fence (comic: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1880s)

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Slide 1**
Mr Jones decides to improve his side of the fence with a coat of tar
Slide 2
But it so happened that Mr Brown, who lived next door, decided to whitewash his side
Slide 3
'Gracious goodness! if that isn't tar coming through my fence', said Brown
Slide 4
'Well, I declare!' said Jones, where is that confounded whitewash coming from'
Slide 5
Jones determines to be revenged. 'What a lark! I'll go over and tar his side'
Slide 6
The same idea occurred to Brown. 'What a joke, I'll whitewash his side'
Slide 7
Unexpected meeting of Brown an Jones over the top of the fence
Slide 8
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 100)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 90)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 11)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1887)
Source of slide images

The captions for slides 3 and 4 are reversed in the list in the Bamforth catalogue. The Lizars catalogue lists an additional title slide numbered 1A.


9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002062

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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