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Slide set: The little shoes (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The mistress with a smiling face
Slide 2**
Then high she raised her in the air
Slide 3**
Out on the door-step, wet and cold
Slide 4**
On, on, he strode with rapid step
Slide 5**
A buzz of voices cheered him on
Slide 3 (rpt)**
I let her stand out in the street
Slide 2 (rpt)**
A crowd of people filled the place
Slide 3 (rpt)**
Out on the door-step stood my wife
Slide 4 (rpt)**
The touch of its small icy feet
Slide 6**
My child, thank God, is rosy now
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 201)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7677)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 118)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 537)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 119)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

Mary Sewell, The little shoes (n.d.)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 1, 4, 2 (rpt), 4 (rpt)-6

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 3, 3 (rpt), 3 (rpt)-6


10 slides known to exist in private collection

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

Lucerna ID  3000533

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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