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Slide set: Which was the hero? (service of song: manufacturer unknown, 30 slides, in/before 1906)

Known references to this set
Supplementary list of lantern slides lent on hire: 1906-7 (London: UK Band of Hope Union, 1906), 3

“A powerful and interesting story on the curse of gambling. Tom Whitworth and Ben Preston are engaged in a general furnishing warehouse. Both are given to betting. Tom is locked up for robbing his employer. Although Ben is shocked at his companion's downfall, he cannot resist the temptation of attending a race and staking almost all his earnings. He wins two pounds and loses half of it at a public house. On reaching home he finds his wife asleep by the fireside. A book (Uncle Tom's Cabin) lies open on her lap. Ben takes it up, reads a few passages, and discovers that he is a bigger slave than any nigger. He is filled with remorse, and there and then seeks salvation.”

Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 271-272
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 190

“Tells of the strange and terrible fascination of gambling, and how a slave to gambling was delivered and converted through reading of the slaves in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.'”

Lucerna ID  3003081

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 February 2021

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