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Slide set: Tabbie and the paint-pot (comic: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1891)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
He's hit upon a little plan the household cat to vex
Slide 2
And so poor pussy's tail he dips, with movement not too quick
Slide 3
And Mr Manikin he steals away just as he came
Slide 4
In sore perplexity she felt, and pawed it o'er and o'er
Slide 5
And then she tried how it would taste, it almost turned her sick
Slide 6
While thus engaged, the little elf again comes on the scene
Slide 7
She down upon him like a short precipitates herself
Slide 8
You could not, from his brow to chin, a paintless spot have picked
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 429)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘Tabbie and the paint-pot’ in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)


The illustrated slides appear to have been rebound at some stage, possibly for hand-colouring by the set's owner.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002111

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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