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Slide set: The magic wand (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Horrible dens, sir, aren't they? / This is one of my daily rounds
Slide 2**
She was one of a group of fairies, / And her wand was the wand up there --
Slide 3**
The woman lay sick and moaning, / Dying by slow degrees
Slide 4**
When she waved a wand of magic / As a Lilliput fairy queen
Slide 5**
She thought, as she stooped and kissed her, / And looked in the ghastly face
Slide 6**
Then, raising her wand, she waved it, / Like a fairy to and fro
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 206)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 408)

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

George R. Sims, ‘The magic wand’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The magic wand (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

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


6 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000538

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 September 2021

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