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Slide set: The gin shop (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
This is the gin shop all glittering and gay
Slide 2
These are the drinks that are sold night and day
Slide 3
This is the landlord who coins his bright gold
Slide 4
This is the landlady, all jewels and lace
Slide 5**
These are the customers, youthful and old
Slide 6
This is the drunkard in rags and disgrace
Slide 7
This is the woman with woe-begone face
Slide 8
This is the pastor, so noble and kind
Slide 9

no image available
Slide 10
This is the church, to which, one Sabbath-day
Slide 11
This is the text which the good pastor chose
Slide 12
This is the cottage, the home of delight
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 415)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7684)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 116)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 607)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

The gin shop (c.1891)

Related slide set

see generic title The gin shop (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

CRUIKSHANK, George  (1792-1878) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


9 slides known to exist in private collection

3 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000733

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 May 2024

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