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Slide set: Colonel Slasher and the mosquito (comic: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Colonel Slasher, having been troubled with mosquitoes, had mosquito curtains fixed to his bed. Behold him snoring the happy hours away
Slide 2**
But a hungry mosquito worked his way through the curtain, and attracted by the glow on the colonel's nose settled on it to graze
Slide 3**
Awaking with the pain of the first bite, the colonel seizes a pillow. He aims a terrific blow at the insect
Slide 4**
But he missed his aim and got mixed up in the curtains. General confusion and escape of mosquito
Slide 5**
The more he struggled the more he got entangled. The mosquito resumes his interrupted breakfast
Slide 6**
This is how his housekeeper found him in the morning. Said she, 'He must have been dreaming of that dreadful Irish Crimes Bill again'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
6
Manufacturer
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 98)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 18)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
comic
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1887)
Source of slide images
Notes

The Lizars catalogue lists an additional title slide numbered 1A.

Collections

6 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002061

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 March 2015

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