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Slide set: Jack the giant killer (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Giant Cormoran
Slide 2
Cormoran in a pit
Slide 3
Blunderbore finding Jack at the well
Slide 4
The Drowning Giant
Slide 5
The Giant striking the bed
Slide 6
Giant with the bowl of porridge
Slide 7
The Giant and Jack
Slide 8
The Giant and the Lady
Slide 9
Giant with two heads
Slide 10
The Dungeon
Slide 11
The Castle Gate
Slide 12
Jack's reward
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 5)

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 809)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
12s. (Medland) in 1889; 5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1889)
Reading or song

‘Jack the giant killer’ in Readings in prose and verse

Related slide sets

reissued as Jack the giant killer (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, n.d.)

see generic title Jack the giant killer (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

Several slides have an artist's monogram (possibly 'EE' or similar) but this person has not been identified.

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005813

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 June 2017

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