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Slide set: A man hunt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
He staggers -- he's beat -- knock him down -- bravo! lad,
Slide 2
He's down in the mud -- how they clutch at his rags
Slide 3
'Let me go, in God's name! Let me go, if you're men'
Slide 4
'I've a wife at death's door lying hungry and cold'
Slide 5
In that garret alone with her babe
Slide 6
'Oh, don't hurt my wrists, I'll go -- yes, I'll go'
Slide 7
The station at last! and the doors are made fast
Slide 8
And a woman next day, with a babe at her breast
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 577)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 364)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 428)

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

George R. Sims, ‘A man hunt’ in The Dagonet reciter (1888)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 1-4, 6


9 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000890

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

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