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Slide set: The wreck of the Hesperus (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, 1889)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
It was the Schooner Hesperus
Slide 2**
Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax
Slide 3**
The Skipper he stood beside the helm
Slide 4**
Then up and spake an old sailor
Slide 5**
Last night the moon had a golden ring
Slide 6
The snow fell hissing in the brine
Slide 7**
He wrapt her in his seaman's coat
Slide 8**
And bound her to the mast
Slide 9**
Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept
Slide 10**
A fisherman stood aghast
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue entries (8)
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 39
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 44
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 89
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 138
Lucerna ID  3000557

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 May 2024

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