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Slide set: In the signal box (recitation: York & Son, 6 slides, 1886)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
I was on at the Box down yonder
Slide 2**
I kissed our Sleeping Child
Slide 3**
I lifted him up, and he kissed his little hand
Slide 4**
What shall I do? Oh, Heaven!
Slide 5**
That voice, Oh, merciful Heaven! 'tis the Child's
Slide 6
She leapt on the line and saved him
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of magic lanterns, dissolving-view apparatus, and lantern slides (London: Newton & Co., 1899), 520

“Life Models.”

Catalogue of lantern slides: part I (London: Newton & Co., 1912), 196
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1912), 46
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 167

“A splendid tale of duty done magnificently: a signalman saving the lives of a whole train-load at the risk of his darling child. By G.R. Sims.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 126
Other references (2)
15 January 1886
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), 306

“By G. R. Sims. The Stationmaster's story of doing his duty when in the signal box at the expense, he believes, of his own child's life, but, as it turns out, really saving both the child and its mother.”

Lucerna ID  3004031

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 September 2021

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