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Slide set: The street tumblers (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
Yes, I'm his mother, lady -- don't say, 'Poor little lad!'
Slide 2
Look at his rosy cheeks, ma'am! look at his sturdy limbs!
Slide 3
He'd had to give up performin', for the agony made him shriek
Slide 4
We wouldn't go in the workhouse, so we just go trampin' on
Slide 5
And the doctor who saw it told him if he didn't rest he'd be lamed
Slide 6
So we had to go to the workhouse for the sake of a meal and bed
Slide 7
So we started again, but often I'd stop by one o' them pools
Slide 8
Now look at him yonder, lady -- handsome and firm o' limb
Slide 9
But we hadn't sat down a second when a beadle came up like mad
Slide 10
I rushed from the church that moment, my senses seemed to reel
Slide 2 (rpt)
And Johnny grew plump and pretty, and learnt to hold the shell
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 283)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 31395)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 439a)

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

George R. Sims, ‘The street tumblers’ in several compilations

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 5, 9


11 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000609

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 4 May 2024

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