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Slide set: Meg and her brother Ben (story: York & Son, 12-13 slides, 1881)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Meg selling water cresses
Slide 2
Meg at the Cathedral door
Slide 3
The Dean's brother introduces himself
Slide 4**
Cats' Court
Slide 5
Meg's lodgings
Slide 6
Ben sings Rosalie, the Prairie Flower
Slide 7
The Dean visits Cats' Court
Slide 8
The last night in Cats' Court
Slide 9**
The Choristers
Slide 10**
The accident
Slide 11**
The Hospital
Slide 12**
The visit to the Hospital
Slide 9 (rpt)**
The Choristers
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of lantern slides (Leeds: Reynolds & Branson, n.d.), 174
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 43

“By Emily Larchfield. Published in 'Little Snowflakes' Christmas Number, 1879. Illustrated from Life Models.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 61
Catalogue of lantern slides: part I (London: Newton & Co., 1912), 181
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 103
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), 295

“A story for the young of a brother's wish to be a chorister, and his sister's efforts to help him. 'Carotty Meg ' is assisted by the Dean's brother, and Ben gains the coveted position in the choir.”

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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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