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Slide set: Curfew must not ring tonight (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Bessie and the Sexton
Slide 2**
'I've a Lover in that prison'
Slide 3**
'Bessie,' calmly spoke the Sexton
Slide 4**
'Bessie made a solemn vow'
Slide 5**
She sprang within the old Church door
Slide 6**
'She had reached the topmost ladder'
Slide 7**
'Out she swung, far out'
Slide 8**
Firmly on the dark old ladder
Slide 9**
At his feet she tells her story
Slide 10**
Kneeling on the turf beside him
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 42-43
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 90
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 234
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 181

“The well-known poem by Rose H. Thorpe.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 127
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), 284

“Rose Hartwick Thorpe's very attractive poem of how Bessie saved her lover.”

Lucerna ID  3000548

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 September 2021

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