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Slide set: The diverting history of John Gilpin (recitation: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Mr and Mrs Gilpin
Slide 2**
Happy harmony
Slide 3
The chaise
Slide 4**
The customers
Slide 5
The bottle left behind
Slide 6
John mounted
Slide 7
The horse frightened
Slide 8
Gilpin frightened
Slide 9**
The 'Bell' at Edmonton
Slide 10
At the Calenderers
Slide 11
Another race
Slide 12
Stop! Stop! Stop!
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 753)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 20)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1893)
Reading or song

William Cowper, ‘The diverting history of John Gilpin’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

see also The diverting history of John Gilpin: [4.5cm format] (recitation: Theobald & Co., 4 slides, n.d.)

see generic title John Gilpin (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)


3 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

1 slide in Museu del Cinema – Col·lecció Tomàs Mallol

11 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3006037

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 November 2020

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