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Slide set: Dick and his donkey (service of song: W. Rider & Co., 24 slides, 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slide 2
It will go nigh to break my heart
Slide 3
Dick meeting his donkey at the gate on the common
Slide 4
How Dick earned his first sixpence
Slide 5
That's a fine donkey of yours Dick' exclaimed the farmer
Slide 6
Here is a lad ma'am who will carry it
Slide 7
I mean to save them for mother to pay the rent
Slide 8
Good evening Ben' said Dick, 'will you let me go through the gate'
Slide 9
Dick had not had such a meal for many a day
Slide 10
Dick tried to go on, but Ben caught hold of the bridle
Slide 11
Dick she said 'do you think you could do without your donkey'
Slide 12
It is'nt tin, it's real good silver,' replied Dick
Slide 13
It will be a sad change, Dick,' she added
Slide 14
But you will understand it, when I explain it' said Ben
Slide 15
Dick deposited the contents in his pocket
Slide 16
Benjamin Benton's treachery a lesson for life
Slide 17
Dick what ails you, what is the matter?
Slide 18
He turned them out in a heap and searched among them
Slide 19
Here mother' he said handing her the money
Slide 20
The farmer visits Mrs Dalton's cottage
Slide 21
Please Sir I'm came to offer Jack to you
Slide 22
Yes ma'am' replied Dick, his lips quivered and he could not go on
Slide 23
Mrs Dalton very simply related the exact circumstances
Slide 24
Dick's interview with Ben at the prison
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 291)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1891-1909 (item ref. 580)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 366)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

C.E. Bowen, Dick and his donkey: or, how to pay the rent (London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1863)

Related slide set

see generic title Dick and his donkey (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

TRUCKLE, George  (c.1842-1907) – photographer, all 24 slides

People appearing in slides

UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 01   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – slides 16, 24

Truckle is credited as 'Copyright author of work' in the Stationer's Hall record, indicating that he took the photographs.

24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000617

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 March 2024

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