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Slide set: The drunkard's children (story: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Neglected by their parents, they are led to the gin shop
Slide 2**
Between the gin shop and the beer shop, the boy thief squanders away his ill-gotten gains
Slide 3**
From the gin shop to the dancing rooms, the poor girl is driven on to misery
Slide 4**
Urged on by his companions and drink, he commits a desperate robbery
Slide 5**
From the bar of the gin shop to the bar of the Old Bailey is but one step
Slide 6**
He is sentenced to transportation for life; the girl is acquitted. The brother and sister part for ever in this world
Slide 7**
The wretched convict droops and dies
Slide 8**
The poor girl, homeless, destitute, and gin-mad, commits self-murder
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 84
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 193

“A short series of eight pictures by George Cruikshank.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 72
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), 315

“Neglected by their parents, they are led to the gin shop, and from thence to ruin and death.”

Lucerna ID  3000730

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 September 2021

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