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Slide set: The catastrophe series: a set of humorous slides for rapid changes (comic: York & Son, 60 slides, 1889-1890)

Individual slides contained in this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1A
A Sugar Planter. Prices up, ha! ha!
Slide 1B
Prices down, oh! oh!
Slide 2A**
'Now, Tommy,' said Aunty, 'don't touch'
Slide 2B
But he did (a warning to meddlesome boys)
Slide 3A
Jack Knowall's invention
Slide 3B
By jingo, the water's black (ink substituted for water)
Slide 4A
An adventurous kiss
Slide 4B
'There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip'
Slide 5A**
Well on the track, delightful
Slide 5B**
A sudden change, O horror!
Slide 6A
A Zoological study for an instantaneous shot
Slide 6B
Mr High Art skied
Slide 7A
An enthusiastic astronomer timing the eclipse of the sun
Slide 7B
Total eclipse, marvellous
Slide 8A
Keep the pot a-boiling
Slide 8B
Boiled over
Slide 9A
His first run with the hounds
Slide 9B
The result
Slide 10A**
Nothing venture, nothing have
Slide 10B**
Over venturesome, caught
Slide 11A
Tossing the pancake, once, twice, go
Slide 11B
Bang, crash
Slide 12A
The vain goose's mirror. I am really beautiful
Slide 12B
Foxy says, yes, for supper
Slide 13A


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Slide 13B


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Slide 14A
Kleptomania Brown contemplating a toothsome supper
Slide 14B
A double catch
Slide 15A


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Slide 15B


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Slide 16A
Hold tight, Sammy
Slide 16B
Which he did, like glue
Slide 17A


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Slide 17B


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Slide 18A**
A gallant guardsman, on guard
Slide 18B**
Off guard, ah! ah!
Slide 19A
A haunted house, let's knock and run away
Slide 19B
Consternation
Slide 20A


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Slide 20B


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Slide 21A**
Forbidden Fruit. Temptation
Slide 21B**
Castigation
Slide 22A
Johnny attacks the Christmas pudding
Slide 22B
The Christmas pudding attacks Johnny
Slide 23A


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Slide 23B


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Slide 24A
Snapdragon
Slide 24B
Snapped up
Slide 25A


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Slide 25B
Too quick, by jingo
Slide 26A
Anticipation
Slide 26B
Consternation
Slide 27A
Something to eat
Slide 27B
And now to drink
Slide 28A
Sport in the tropics
Slide 28B
The biter bit
Slide 29A
Baby Harry balances himself with the tablecloth
Slide 29B
He falls; there is no mistaking the fact
Slide 30A


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Slide 30B


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Lucerna ID  3000563

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