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Slide set: The hostile neighbours (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
An artist and musician live with only a wall and a grudge between them
Slide 2**
The musician generally contrives to practise at the same time as his neighbour
Slide 3**
Who is almost distracted by the abominable noise
Slide 4**
He buries his head under the bedclothes until it is over
Slide 5**
He conceives a plan by which to stop such vile performances
Slide 6**
When he discovers the trick, the fiddler's fury knows no bounds
Slide 7**
The artist resumes work
Slide 8**
Life suddenly starts into his picture
Slide 9**
A pitched battle follows, in which the dog plays a noble part
Slide 10**
The artist empties a bottle of varnish over his assailant
Slide 11
Who returns as quickly as he came
Slide 12
A picturesque and profitable termination
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of A. Franks, dates unknown

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 Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1773)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 1162)

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, Die feindlichen Nachbarn (Munich: 1867)

Readings or songs
Related slide sets

see also The artist and the musician (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1905)

see also The artist and the musician (story: W. Rider & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1898)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002665

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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