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Slide set: Androcles and the lion (story: York & Son, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Androcles, a Roman slave, is so cruelly treated, he runs away
Slide 2
Androcles extracts the thorn from the lion's foot
Slide 3
Androcles falls asleep under the lion's protection
Slide 4
Androcles is discovered, and condemned to be the prey of a wild beast
Slide 5
The lion, recently caught, proves to be the one he relieved in the desert
Slide 6
Androcles released and the lion given to him, he marches through the city with him
Other related organisations

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 660)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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)
Readings or songs

William Cowper, ‘Androcles and the lion’ in several compilations

Thomas Day, Androcles and the lion (n.d.)

‘Androcles and the lion’ in Lantern readings for the young 1

Related slide set

see generic title Androcles and the lion (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004188

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 11 June 2020

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