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Slide set: Wedding bells (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, in/before 1887)

Known references to this set
Catalogue of photographic lantern transparencies and apparatus: season 1891-2 (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1891), 39

“By permission of Miss Griffiths, the Authoress -- Copyright.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 18

“This stirring Poem tells the story of a poor girl, seduced and forsaken, and left to a life of shame by one who was considered a gentleman -- In her sorrow and shame she wanders back to die on her mother's grave in the Village Church Yard, and as she enters it a merry peal of Wedding Bells floats out upon the breeze, and the Villagers gather to see the Happy Bride, and to strew her path with flowers, whilst the poor neglected and seduced one lays her head upon the grave, and sighs to die and her prayer is answered -- As the happy pair leave the Church the Villagers find the dead girl, and the Bridegroom steps aside to see what it is. His face turns deadly pale and he hurries away from a spectre that will haunt his vision for years -- The victim of his dark and cruel sin lay dead at his feet whilst the Marriage Bells were ringing.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 130
Other reference
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), 313

“A powerfully dramatic poem, by Charlotte M. Griffiths, of a wedding and the bridegroom's secret, almost revealed by a dead form on a mother's grave.”

Lucerna ID  3000440

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 January 2022

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