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Slide set: Beware of the trap (recitation: UK Band of Hope Union, 4 slides, 1892)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
She brought her three mice to the trap
Slide 2
As the door went down -- snap!
Slide 3
When I saw a cat come with a man
Slide 4
Poor fellow, he's caught in the snare
John A. Hodges, The lantern-slide manual (London: Hazell, Watson & Viney, 1892), front endpaper
J. Hay Taylor (editor), The Magic Lantern Journal and Photographic Enlarger almanac and annual for 1898-9 (London: Magic Lantern Journal Co. Ltd, 1898), 245
Catalogue entry
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 124

“Can be had for Double or Single Lantern.

This Set illustrates a temperance poem by Charles Wakeley, giving a graphic illustration of how a foolish mouse was caught in a trap, and, after warning, a second suffered the same fate. Moral -- The public-house tap is the snare we must shun -- Beware of the trap.”

Lucerna ID  3000921

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 June 2021

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