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Slide set: Nellie's prayer (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 13 slides, 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Stooped down, with her eyelids streaming, and kissed her and turned away
Slide 2**
That a soldier for Queen and country had bravely given his life
Slide 2a**
(effect) He had thought of his absent dear ones with the film of death on his eyes
Slide 3**
Then they counted the dead and wounded, and found him among the slain
Slide 4**
I had thought of him night and morning; I had passed long nights on my knees
Slide 4a**
(effect) It all came back like a vision; I could hear the band as it played
Slide 5**
He held her up at the station, lifted her up to kiss
Slide 6**
And so I had taken courage, and looked on the bright side first
Slide 7**
Till the truth came on me fiercely, and I thought that my heart would break
Slide 8**
'Why are you crying, mammy?' I only shook my head
Slide 9**
Prayed that, with her father lying in that far-off country dead!
Slide 10**
Up to her room, and I heard her kneeling beside her bed
Slide 11**
I gave one cry and I fainted, and Nell ran down at the cry
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 279)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 31394)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 466)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 171)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 456)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 19)

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

George R. Sims, ‘Nellie's prayer’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

see generic title Nellie's prayer (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

reissued as Nellie's prayer: new series (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1903)


11 slides known to exist in private collection

13 slides known to exist in private collection

13 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000605

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