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Slide set: Man and calf (story: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Mr Bah resolves to sell his calf
Slide 2**
Its removal from the mother is more difficult than he imagined
Slide 3**
He tries to coax it with a handful of grass
Slide 4**
He endeavours to push it along
Slide 5**
He tries another method and fails
Slide 6**
He tries the effect of a thistle
Slide 7**
He seizes him by the ear and tail
Slide 8**
Becoming tired, he tries remonstrance
Slide 9**
Regaining strength, he uses additional exertion
Slide 10**
He carries him on his back
Slide 11**
He gets tired, a new idea strikes him
Slide 12**
Happy thought! he ties the cow's bell round his neck, the calf immediately follows him
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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), 295

“Mr. Bah resolves to sell his calf, but meets with many difficulties over attempted removal. At last, happy thought! he ties the cow's bell round his neck, and calf immediately follows him.”

Lucerna ID  3001891

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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