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Slide set: The elephant's revenge: or, the new Jumbo in Africa (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1894)

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Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A very sedate, quiet, and good Elephant
Slide 2
Squirting the water down his capacious throat
Slide 3
A sharp stinging sensation in his side
Slide 4
The elephant was filled with rage and indigation
Slide 5**
The wretched native shrieks with terror
Slide 6
He feels himself dragged along at a tremendous pace
Slide 7
Again and again does the elephant give the fellow a ducking
Slide 8**
The native finds himself lifted high in the air
Slide 9**
The force is tremendous, and completely knocks him over
Slide 10
Having washed his victim, he is now hanging him up to dry
Slide 11
He makes his way to a delightful cactus bush
Slide 12
The elephant quickly trots away
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 7)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 757)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 23)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1894)
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908)

Readings or songs

The elephant's revenge: or, the new Jumbo in Africa in Readings in prose and verse

John Horton and Elizabeth Horton, The elephant's revenge (c.1990)

Related slide set

see generic title The elephant's revenge (generic set title)

The pictures are based on Busch's 1863 story Die Rache des Elephanten (No. 354 in the M√ľnchener Bilderbogen series), but have been redrawn for the slides.
The slide titles are adapted from the text of the reading; the slides themselves carry no titles.

1 slide in The Hive, Worcester

12 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

1 slide in A.H. Whinfield Collection

Lucerna ID  3005956

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 1 April 2016

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