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Slide set: Brown and Jones' fence (comic: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1880s)

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Slide 1**
Mr Jones decides to improve his side of the fence with a coat of tar
Slide 2
But it so happened that Mr Brown, who lived next door, decided to whitewash his side
Slide 3
'Gracious goodness! if that isn't tar coming through my fence', said Brown
Slide 4
'Well, I declare!' said Jones, where is that confounded whitewash coming from'
Slide 5
Jones determines to be revenged. 'What a lark! I'll go over and tar his side'
Slide 6
The same idea occurred to Brown. 'What a joke, I'll whitewash his side'
Slide 7
Unexpected meeting of Brown an Jones over the top of the fence
Slide 8
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 63

“Mr Jones one day decides that the fence between Mr Brown's garden and his own would be improved by a coat of tar, so commences operations. It happened, however, the same day, Mr Brown determined to whitewash his side. While Mr Jones is at work he is surprised at seeing whitewash coming through. He rashly determines to go over his neighbour's side, but meets Mr Brown coming over to see where the tar is coming from that is blackening his side. Mr Brown throws his whitewash at Mr Jones, while the latter replies with his tar pot.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 20
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 9
Lucerna ID  3002062

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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