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Slide set: Mr O'Toole's adventures with his umbrella (story: York & Son, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Mr O'Toole, when in Africa, took a walk, with his big umbrella to protect him from the sun
Slide 2
He takes a nap
Slide 3
A lion makes his appearance
Slide 4
The lion astonished at the umbrella
Slide 5
The umbrella keeps the lion at bay
Slide 6
Still more astonished when he sees it opened
Slide 7
Mr O'Toole shields himself with it
Slide 8
The lion retreats, somewhat dismayed
Slide 9
Mr O'Toole returns, and advises everybody to carry a large umbrella
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 59
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 366
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 59
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), 299

“O'Toole takes a walk in Africa with umbrella for a sunshade. While napping a lion appears, but is astonished at the umbrella, which keeps him at bay. Still more astonished at the umbrella when opened the animal retreats. O'Toole now advises everyone to carry a large umbrella.”

Lucerna ID  3004328

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 March 2024

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