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Slide set: Billy's rose (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, 1887-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
A vile and filthy alley
Slide 2
She felt his wasted fingers lighten
Slide 3
I can see them there with Jesus
Slide 4**
A drunken father's curses, and a drunken mother's blows
Slide 5
I can see them there with Jesus
Slide 6**
He told me that the pretty name was Rose
Slide 7**
Then she knelt her down and prayed
Slide 8**
The Rose fell at Nelly's feet
Slide 9
Nell frozen with the red Rose in her hand
Slide 10
The children meet in heaven
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1888-1914 (item ref. 74)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 20105)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 47)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 152)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 441)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 116)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1887, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

George R. Sims, ‘Billy's rose’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title Billy's rose (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

CHRIST, Jesus  (fl. C1st) – slide 3


Dated from Stationer's Hall copyright records.
The Wood 1894 catalogue only lists nine slides, omitting slide 5.


10 slides known to exist in private collection

5 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000438

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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