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Slide set: In the signal box (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Yes, it's a quiet station, but it suits me well enough
Slide 2**
Then I thought of the lives in peril and what might have been their fate
Slide 3**
That night in our little cottage, as I kissed our sleeping child
Slide 4**
So she settled to leave me Johnny, and then she could turn the key --
Slide 5**
I lifted him up to mammy, and he kissed his little hand
Slide 6**
It was all in one awful moment -- I saw that the boy was lost
Slide 7**
I turned the mail to the centre, and by it flew with a roar
Slide 7a

no image available
Slide 8**
That voice! O merciful Heaven! 'tis the child's, and he calls my name
Slide 9**
And she'd leapt on the line and saved him just as the mail dashed thro'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 207)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

George R. Sims, ‘In the signal box: a station master's story’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

see generic title In the signal box (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

reissued as In the signal box: new series (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 27 slides, 1899)


9 slides known to exist in private collection

9 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000539

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 March 2012

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