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Slide set: Neddie's care: or, suffer the little children (story: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1887)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Introduction
Slide 2**
Neddie looked wistfully over the railings at the Home for the Destitute
Slide 3**
In crossing the floor she stumbled over the recumbent form of a sleeping man
Slide 4**
'What have you been up to all day? Where have you been?'
Slide 5**
The poor boy was evidently in the last stage of consumption
Slide 6**
She wrapped her ragged shawl closer round the dying boy
Slide 7**
'Only a penny, Sir, please give me a penny'
Slide 8
'What were you going to say?' asked the Mission Lady
Slide 9**
'Hark! that's my poor Dickey coughing'
Slide 10**
The room was quite empty except for the poor boy, who lay there in sore need of aid
Slide 11
She soaked a morsel in the broth and put it into Dickey's mouth
Slide 12**
'I can't leave him,' she said, 'he's such a little fellow, it would never do for him to be left'
Slide 13
He was very weak, poor little fellow, and glad of Neddie's help in raising the tea cup to his lips
Slide 14**
She poured a heap of pennies into her lap
Slide 15
'I'm Dickey's relation, Miss Gray, I'm going to see him. Do I look like a relation?'
Slide 16**
Hymn: 'The roseate hues of early dawn' (with vignette Neddie singing over Dickey's bed)
Slide 17**
For a few minutes after Neddie stopped singing, no one spoke
Slide 18**
'I never saw anything like it before,' said Dickey
Slide 19**
Two men carried her in apparently dead
Slide 20
'Have I been ill, Miss Bell?' said Neddie
Slide 21
Hymn: 'I heard the voice of Jesus' (with vignette)
Slide 22
It became necessary, on Dickey's repeated enquiries, to break the news to him
Slide 23**
'Oh! do take me to see my poor Dickey'
Slide 24**
Neddie put out one tiny hand toward them and said, 'Poor little Dickey, it doesn't hurt, dear'
Slide 25**
In the churchyard adjoining the home stands a marble cross, in memory of Neddie and Dickey
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of photographic lantern transparencies and apparatus: season 1891-2 (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1891), 38

“By permission of Messrs J. Masters & Co.

An entirely new and most affecting story about two destitute children, well suited to Bands of Hope and other Juvenile Entertainments.”

1905
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 18
1912
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 44
Other references (2)
13 October 1887
1888
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

“Or suffer the little children. The story of two poor destitute boys, Neddie and Dickey.”

Lucerna ID  3000436

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 September 2021

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