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Slide set: Harry's pint: or, threepence a day (story: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1898)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Harry was the ostler at the Green Man Inn
Slide 2
It was market-day that was the making of the place
Slide 3
Carts and gigs crowded the yard
Slide 4
Sunday was a sleeper species of the same class
Slide 5
Harry was a good steady man; quiet, obliging and industrious
Slide 6
My first acquaintance with him was when preaching in the open air
Slide 7
'Excuse me, sir', said Harry, 'but I thought I must come down and tell you!'
Slide 8
We kneeled together and gave thanks to God
Slide 9
His chin rested on his hands; his elbows were propped up by his knees
Slide 10
'What's that you're going to do?' asked his wife
Slide 11
Well he is a poor critter that can't keep his own promise
Slide 12
The poor woman was never so bothered before
Slide 13
She deposited him in the cradle
Slide 14
She looked out though the slightly open door
Slide 15
It's all right, missus', said the man carrying the flour
Slide 16
Harry's wife turned in again to work at the bread
Slide 17
'Brought you a ton of coals, mum!' said the dusky driver
Slide 18
She reflected about it as she finished her bread
Slide 19
'O, Harry! the miller's man has brought the sack of flour'
Slide 20
'You see, dear, I've saved my threepence a day'
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 218
Supplementary list of lantern slides lent on hire: 1906-7 (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1906), 3

“Harry spends threepence a day in beer. Through a sermon he hears at an open air meeting he resolves to sign the pledge. Some short time after his wife is surprised to have the miller call with a sack of flour, which she maintains is not for her. The poor woman is still more perplexed when a man arrives with a ton of coal. A few moments later the husband comes in and explains that the coals and flour are the result of his having saved threepence a day.”

Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 293
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 175

“A short story, teaching how much difference it makes in the family income when a very moderate drinker becomes a total abstainer.”

Lucerna ID  3001366

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 2 January 2022

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