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Slide set: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (recitation: Newton & Co., 18-20 slides, in/before 1909)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slide 2
Bit the babies in the cradles, and ate the cheeses out of the vats
Slide 3
And even spoiled the women's chats, by drowning their speaking with shrieking and squeaking
Slide 4
At last the people in a body, to the Town Hall came flocking
Slide 5
His queer long coat from heel to head was half of yellow and half of red
Slide 6
He advanced to the Council-table: And 'Please your honours,' said he, 'I'm able'
Slide 7
Into the Street the Piper stept, smiling first a little smile
Slide 8
And step by step they followed dancing, until they came to the river Weser
Slide 9
'Go,' cried the Mayor, 'and get long poles! Poke out the nests and block up the holes!'
Slide 10
'First, if you please, my thousand guilders!' 'A thousand guilders?'
Slide 11

no image available
Slide 12
And to his lips again laid his long pipe of smooth straight cane
Slide 13
Small feet were pattering, wooden shoes clattering, little hands clapping, and little tongues chattering
Slide 14
Tripping and skipping, ran merrily after the wonderful music with shouting and laughter
Slide 14a
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 15
The Mayor was dumb, and the Council stood as if they were changed into blocks of wood
Slide 16
To Koppelberg Hill his steps addressed, and after him the children pressed
Slide 16a
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 17
Did I say all? No! one was lame, and could not dance the whole of the way
Slide 18
Alas, for Hamelin!
Other related organisation

in stock of Newton & Co., 1909-1913 (item ref. YP / 8YP)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1909)
Source of slide images

Robert Browning and Kate Greenaway, The Pied Piper of Hamelin (London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1910)

Reading or song

Robert Browning, ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

reissue of Pied Piper of Hamelin (recitation: Newton & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1888)

see generic title The Pied Piper of Hamelin (generic set title – 6 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

GREENAWAY, Kate  (1846-1901) – creator of source image(s), all 20 slides


The 1909 Newton catalogue lists slides 1-18 and uses the telegraphic stock code 'YP'; the 1912 edition adds two slides, 14a and 16a and uses code '8YP'.


19 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005066

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 26 April 2021

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