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Slide set: The children's illustrated alphabet (comic: manufacturer unknown, 26 slides, in/before 1898)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A, for Ape of the African kind / also for Ant creeping up from behind
Slide 2
B, for the Bees and the Blundering Bear, / busy bemoaning he can't get his share
Slide 3
C, for the Cook who concocts lemonade, / carefully tasting it when it is made
Slide 4
D, Dromedary, who Dogs to Defy / determines to kick in the desert so dry
Slide 5
E, Education, the Elephant's here / Explaining to Neddy by pulling his ear
Slide 6
F, for the Falcon, ferocious and free, / filching the Figs from the Finch on the tree
Slide 7
G, for the Geese, all gobbling and grey, / Gilbert's Great Grindstone, they pass on the way
Slide 8
H, for the House-dog who hunts off the tramp / he from the Hop-garden has to decamp
Slide 9
I, for the Ibex, immense horns has he, / inclined to curve backward, as here you see
Slide 10
J. for the Jaguar who thinks he'll taste / Jacky the Jolly who seems in no haste
Slide 11
K, for the Kangaroo, King of its kind, / keep from the kicks he can give from behind
Slide 12
L, for the Lark who so loves to be free, / likewise the Lions, one laughing you see
Slide 13
M, for the Maid -- rather old -- mixing sop, / making a meal for her little pet mop
Slide 14
N, Nightingale to whose sweet Notes at night, / now listens hippo in silent delight
Slide 15
O, for the Ox, to show what he can do / overturns log and orangoutang too
Slide 16
P, for the Poodle's Petition 'tis clear / Polly the parrot pretends not to hear
Slide 17
Q, for the Quartz and for Quinces on tree, / quickly the quaking Thief quits as you see
Slide 18
R, for the Roebuck and Rat on his back, / really, the Rodents the Rifle attack
Slide 19
S, for the Swine you see tumbling downstairs / someone has suddenly kicked unawares
Slide 20
T, for the Tapir the Turtle-Dove spies, / tries then to tempt him to open his eyes
Slide 21
U, for the Unicorn, usually seen, / upholding one side of the arms of the Queen
Slide 22
V, for the Vampire who ventures at night, / vexing and vengeful the cows to affright
Slide 23
W, for Whale, on the Waves he will float, / when the Whiting and Whitebait have waltzed down his throat
Slide 24
X, for the Xyphias, this, I explain, / expresses the sword-fish's family name
Slide 25
Y, for the Yak, which yields a soft hair / you'll find it in Asia 'tis much valued there
Slide 26
Z, for the Zany, smells a leek for a rose / Zebra, of course brings our rhyme to a close
Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1898)

26 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004299

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 22 May 2024

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