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Slide set: Keeping his word (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1
'Only a penny a box,' he said; but the gentleman turned away his head
Slide 2
'Hungry and cold at our garret-pane, Ruby will watch till I come again'
Slide 3**
'One penny and then I can buy the bread,' the gentleman stopped, 'And you?' he said
Slide 4
'I promised our mother before she went -- she knew I would do it, and died content'
Slide 5
'Oh, sir, if you'll only take the pack, I'll bring you the change in a moment back'
Slide 6
'The gentleman lolled in his easy chair, and watched his cigar-smoke melt in the air
Slide 7
'Kiss me; good night: and each be sure, when you're saying your prayers, remember the poor'
Slide 8
Half breathless, bewildered, and ragged, and strange, 'I'm Ruby, Mike's brother -- I've brought you the change'
Slide 9
When the garret they hastily entered, they saw two arms, mangled, shapeless, outstretched on the straw
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Onward Publishing Office, 1892

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1892-1914 (item ref. 468)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 73)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 164)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 436)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

‘Keeping his word’ in several compilations

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 1, 3, 5-9

Lucerna ID  3000783

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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