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Slide set: Billy's rose (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, 1887-1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
A vile and filthy alley
Slide 2
She felt his wasted fingers lighten
Slide 3
I can see them there with Jesus
Slide 4**
A drunken father's curses, and a drunken mother's blows
Slide 5
I can see them there with Jesus
Slide 6**
He told me that the pretty name was Rose
Slide 7**
Then she knelt her down and prayed
Slide 8**
The Rose fell at Nelly's feet
Slide 9
Nell frozen with the red Rose in her hand
Slide 10
The children meet in heaven
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 18
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 40
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 186

“An ever-popular poem by a popular writer (G.R. Sims). Suitable for any audience.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 105
Other references (2)
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), 282

“Illustrations from Life Models to G. R. Sims's well-known poem.”

6 February 1888
Lucerna ID  3000438

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 November 2022

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