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Slide set: Curfew must not ring tonight (recitation: York & Son, 10 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Bessie and the Sexton
Slide 2**
'I've a Lover in that prison'
Slide 3**
'Bessie,' calmly spoke the Sexton
Slide 4**
'Bessie made a solemn vow'
Slide 5**
She sprang within the old Church door
Slide 6**
'She had reached the topmost ladder'
Slide 7**
'Out she swung, far out'
Slide 8**
Firmly on the dark old ladder
Slide 9**
At his feet she tells her story
Slide 10**
Kneeling on the turf beside him
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 216)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1407)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 59)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 292)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 437)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 93)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

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

Rose Hartwick Thorpe, ‘Curfew must not ring tonight’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title Curfew must not ring tonight (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

Events where this set was shown

[Magic lantern entertainment] (lantern entertainment, Meltham Mills, Yorkshire (West Riding), England, 8 January 1890)


The Lizars, Feathers, Medland, and Wood 1894 catalogues only list the first nine slides.


9 slides known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3000548

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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