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Slide set: Mother's last words (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, 1885)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A worn-out woman, ghastly pale
Slide 2**
'Here, lads,' he said, 'divide this bread'
Slide 3**
And soundly slept those little boys
Slide 4**
The minister said, 'Dust to dust'
Slide 5**
And swept a pathway broad and neat
Slide 6**
Do you go to Sunday School?
Slide 7**
I know a dodge worth two of that
Slide 8**
He loitered round a pastrycook's
Slide 9**
And quick as thought he snatched them up
Slide 10**
He strained his ears to catch the sound
Slide 11**
They took the clothes and nice mince pies
Slide 12**
The Lady at the Sunday School would come and read to Chris
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 69)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894-1912 (item ref. 1389)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1912 (item ref. IB)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 452)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Mary Sewell, Mother's last words (London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title Mother's last words (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)


The background of slide 5 represents the Alhambra Music Hall, Leicester Square, London.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

11 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000434

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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