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Slide set: A Christmas carol (story: Newton & Co., 25 slides, in/before 1912)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Office of Scrooge and Marley
Slide 2
Scrooge and his Nephew
Slide 3
Unwelcome Visitors
Slide 4
Scrooge and his Clerk
Slide 5
The Door Knocker. Marley's Face
Slide 6
Marley's Ghost
Slide 7
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Slide 8
Fezziwig's Warehouse
Slide 9
Fezziwig's Ball
Slide 10
Scrooge and his Fiancee
Slide 11
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Slide 12
Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim
Slide 13
The Christmas Pudding
Slide 14
Bob Cratchit's Christmas Party
Slide 15
Scrooge's Nephew's Christmas Party
Slide 16
The Ghost of Christmas to Come
Slide 17
On 'Change. Among the Merchants
Slide 18
Selling the Clothes
Slide 19
The Chamber of Death
Slide 20
The Cratchit Family
Slide 21
Scrooge's Grave
Slide 22
A New Christmas Morning
Slide 23
Christmas Day in the Streets
Slide 24
Scrooge and Bob Cratchit
Slide 25

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Catalogue of lantern slides: part I (London: Newton & Co., 1912), 168

“This is an attempt to produce a set of Slides which shall be really worthy of Dickens's great Christmas Story. All the finest of the old designs have been retained, and a number of new ones drawn specially, and as a result we have produced a finer set of Slides than has ever before been available. They are only supplied painted (not plain) in order to avoid their becoming too common.

A special edition of the story has been published, as condensed by Charles Dickens himself for Public Readings, with only such slight alterations as are necessary to fit it for use with pictures. It is printed in bold type, so as to be easily read in a bad light, and every paragraph which contains remarks made by Scrooge is printed in heavy black type so as to facilitate the change of voice in reading.

This abridged edition takes one hour to read.

The Set can be hired for one night, with a copy of the special reading, for 10s. 6d.”

Catalogue of lantern slides: part II (London: Newton & Co., 1913), 887

“[same text as in 1912 Newton catalogue]”

Lucerna ID  3005238

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 April 2021

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