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Slide set: Nelly's champion (story: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Lamb Court was the name of the alley where he lived
Slide 2**
The only attentions he received from them were cuffs and blows
Slide 3**
Stumps' favourite attitude
Slide 4**
'Oh, my, ain't she a stunner!' said Stumps
Slide 5**
'You needn't blubber over that, young 'un', said Stumps
Slide 6**
For he had already planted himself in the doorway
Slide 7**
And coolly seating himself upon the side of the bed
Slide 8**
I stood 'em at a corner, and told 'em to hold out their little hands
Slide 9**
His quick eye perceived in a moment the state of things
Slide 10**
He rushed upon him, and closed with him in a desperate struggle
Slide 11**
She hurried on by his side up the court
Slide 12**
'Lor' bless you, I never stop to think whether things hurt or not'
Slide 13**
It was the first time Stumps had ever been present at such a proceeding
Slide 14**
A few minutes later the children sallied forth together
Slide 15**
The boy was lying upon the pavement, still and motionless
Slide 16**
Hour after hour Mrs Park sat by him
Slide 17**
He had never been made so much of before
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 196)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son,  1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 463)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

Louisa C. Silke, ‘Nelly's champion’ in Shag and Doll and other stories (1881)

Related slide sets

companion to Shag and Doll (story: Bamforth & Co., 16 slides, 1889)

companion to Stumps: a sequel to Nelly's champion (story: Bamforth & Co., 21 slides, 1889)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 2


Although clearly by Bamforth, this set and its two companion sets (Stumps and Shag and Doll) are not listed in Bamforth's 1908 catalogue, suggesting that for some reason they were withdrawn from stock at some stage.


17 slides known to exist in private collection

17 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Lucerna ID  3000528

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 April 2024

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