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Slide set: The peasant, his son, and ass: a fable showing the folly of trying to please everyone (story: York & Son, 7 slides, in/before 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The ass which the peasant has decided to sell
Slide 2
Driving the ass to market
Slide 3
The old man riding on the ass
Slide 4
The boy riding on the ass
Slide 5
The old man and boy riding on the ass
Slide 6
They walk arm in arm with the ass
Slide 7
The old man and boy carrying the ass
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 53)

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. 1771)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1889)
Readings or songs

‘The peasant, his son, and ass’ in Lantern readings for fairy tales series A (c.1890)

‘The story of the old man, his son, and ass’ in several compilations


The E.G. Wood 1894 catalogue uses the title Old man and ass, and this also appears on labels on the slides seen. The same title is used in the 1888 Indispensable handbook, which refers to 8 slides, though that is probably an error.


11 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002681

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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