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Slide set: Colonel Slasher and the cat (comic: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1883-1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slasher and O'Bang spot their mutual enemy the tom cat dozing on the party wall. They hatch a plot to annihilate him
Slide 2
They creep up quietly to carry out their design
Slide 3
Arriving within reach of the cat they take a mighty aim
Slide 4
But somehow they manage to miss him
Slide 5
Which caused a great argument
Slide 6
The major was getting the best of it, but the wall collapsed and settled everything, and when the cat returned everything was quiet
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 60
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 20
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 9
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 283

“The would-be annihilation of the tom-cat, which, however, was not a success.”

Lucerna ID  3000448

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 March 2024

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