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Slide set: Rain while you wait (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1905)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
[Freddie and Charlie found it totally impossible to keep out of mischief]
Slide 2
[A little ticket on which they were going to write 'rain while you wait']
Slide 3
[They espied old Miss Spriggins coming down the side of the road]
Slide 4
[She is speedily attracted by the very prominent notice]
Slide 5
[She proceeds to see if she has a spare copper]
Slide 6
[Miss Spriggins places a penny in the slot]
Slide 7
[It would be as well perhaps if she put up her umbrella]
Slide 8
[They turned the tap on and commenced to give here a good sprinkling]
Slide 9
[A large pail of water which is speedily emptied in full force]
Slide 10
[The two boys jump down from the wall and begin screaming with laughter]
Slide 11
[Miss Spriggins shuts her umbrella to get in a better position to enforce her arguments]
Slide 12
[Freddy is soon on the ground apologizing very humbly]
Other related organisation

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 118)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1905)
Reading or song

‘Rain while you wait’ in Readings in prose and verse

Related slide set

see also [Rain while you wait] (story: W. Rider & Co., 12 slides, n.d.)

Judging by the style of the images, this appears to be based on an otherwise unknown life model set by Rider & Co., on whose work a number of other Theobald sets were based.
The slide titles are based on the text of the reading; the slides themselves carry no titles.

12 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005829

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 June 2014

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