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Slide set: The jackdaw of Rheims (recitation: York & Son, 12-13 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The Jackdaw of Rheims
Slide 2**
The Jackdaw sat on the Cardinal's chair
Slide 3**
And he peered in the face of his Lordship's Grace
Slide 4**
And six little singing boys, dear little souls
Slide 5**
He peeps, and he feels in the toes and the heels
Slide 6**
He called for his candle, his bell, and his book
Slide 7**
They all cried 'that's him'
Slide 8**
The first thing they saw
Slide 9**
[repeat of 6] And off that terrible curse he took
Slide 10
Or slumbered in prayer time
Slide 11
In the odour of sanctity died
Slide 12**
The conclave determined
Slide 13**
Saint Jim Crow
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 417)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1755)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 65)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

‘Thomas Ingoldsby’, ‘The jackdaw of Rheims’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The jackdaw of Rheims (generic set title – 7 different versions are known)


Slide 6 is repeated as slide 9; in the known examples a single slide was supplied, carrying both numbers.


10 slides known to exist in private collection

13 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000734

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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