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Slide set: Water babies (story: W. Butcher & Sons, 24 slides, 1910)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Tom and his Master meet the Irishwoman
Slide 2
Tom runs away from the nurse
Slide 3
Tom sees a clear stream
Slide 4
Tom turned into a Water Baby
Slide 5
The Fairy Queen protects Tom from the angry Trout
Slide 6
Tom sees a gorgeous Dragon-fly
Slide 7
Tom watches the moonlight on the river
Slide 8
Past the Great Town
Slide 9
Tom sees the Sea Anemones
Slide 10
A Lobster for a playfellow
Slide 11
The Fairies fixing wings on Elsie
Slide 12
Tom finds another Water Baby
Slide 13
The Fairy Isle of St Brandans
Slide 14
Tom frightens the Crabs
Slide 15
Mrs Be-done-by-as-you-did tells Tom to behave himself
Slide 16
Tom and the Good Fairy
Slide 17
Tom finds where the Sea Bull's Eyes are kept
Slide 18
Tom asks the way of the last of the Gair Fowl
Slide 19
The Fairies carry the Shipwrecked Baby to their home
Slide 20
The Ice Fairies on Shiny Wall
Slide 21
Tom sees Mother Carey
Slide 22
The Great Sea Serpent lying dead
Slide 23
In the legs of a Great Bogey
Slide 24
Grimes stuck fast in the chimney
The Primus Junior Lecturers lantern slides (London: W. Butcher & Sons, c.1910)
Catalogue of lantern slides for sale or hire (Manchester: Josiah T. Chapman, 1912), 576

“There are eight new boxes of out famous Junior Lecturer Sets this season, and the first subject of the series calls for special attention. It is, we believe, well-known that we have devoted an immense amount of time and expense to improving these slides, and with each successive printing we are pleased to think that we are able to get them more artistic, clearer and the colours better rendered. Latterly we have also improved the boxes. On some of the subjects we have had to pay coppyright fees, which has necessitated a slight increase in the selling prices.

This season we have been tempted to do something better still, and have produced a set which we are justified in describing as an 'Edition de Luxe.' The subject selected is the beautiful story by Charles Kingsley, entitled 'Water Babies.' It is one of the most charming fairy tales in the English language, the sentiment is of such a character as to make children wonder and laugh and the adults almost cry. The reading has been most carefully extracted from the book and revised to render it suitable for the purpose. The slides are made from the beautiful illustrations by Warwick Gobel [sic], and are produced in the very best manner that the resources of chromo. lithography are capable of. They are brilliantly transparent and the colours are deliciously clear and soft.

The set consists of twenty-four slides and is only sold complete. It is boxed in a Presentation Cabinet and will form a rare and valuable addition to every Lanternist's collection.

Price, 10s. 6d. per set of 24 Slides.

Complete with Reading in Carrying Case with Strap Handle. Extra Readings, 6d. each.”

Lucerna ID  3000087

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 March 2015

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