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Slide set: Flossie's little shoes (story: Chatham Pexton, 40 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1
In a class-room adjoining the National School
Slide 2
'Good evening lads,' he says in a cheery voice
Slide 3
'Good night -- sir,' and the lads trooped out
Slide 4
'Is that you, Alec?' said his mother
Slide 5
'I say, old fellow,' was his greeting
Slide 6
A lady with a motherly and somewhat homely face
Slide 7
'So here you are, back again, my dear old boy'
Slide 8
He took up the thread of the story where he had dropped
Slide 9
'It's nice to have you back again, only --'
Slide 10
Effie went in and sat down upon a stool
Slide 11
He had turned in at the taproom of the Myrtle Arms
Slide 12
Aunt Helen had a knack of making work seem a privilege
Slide 13
The Vicar's uneasy look changed to a smile
Slide 14
I know some of you are saved
Slide 15
The bells are ringing a merry peal
Slide 16
And so the parting between them was very tender
Slide 17**
'For God's sake, sir, put on the brake'
Slide 18
There is not much love lost between master and man
Slide 19
A young man, with a bag of tools slung over his shoulder
Slide 20
'S'all I tell 'oo my 'essons,' says the little maiden
Slide 21
'You shouldn't excite them like that'
Slide 22
He shook hands at the church door after we were married
Slide 23
'Come, Teddy, say good-night to Dadda'
Slide 24
A constant stream of men and women
Slide 25
The room is literally empty
Slide 26
A pair of baby shoes, nothing more
Slide 27
She seemed only half-conscious of his movements
Slide 28
'Thank God! I've found you at last, old man'
Slide 29
'Look after 'em till my wife comes back, Mrs Jones'
Slide 30
Ned perhaps felt her instinctive shrinking from him
Slide 31
Presently she began to repeat the fifty-first Psalm
Slide 32
'Who is ill?' she said, shaking hands with him kindly
Slide 33
A sort of spasm crossed poor Ned's face
Slide 34
The doctor beckoned Alec from the room
Slide 35
He and the young workman shook hands
Slide 36
Even at his worst he never struck me
Slide 37
There was no lack of the melody of thanksgiving
Slide 38
Alec steps along with his firm, easy step
Slide 39
A very fragile-looking, careworn woman
Slide 40
Ned's pledge-token -- a pair of tiny shoes
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1893

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 604)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 141)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 371)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 177)

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

‘M.E.L.’, Flossie's little shoes: a temperance story (London: Chatham Pexton and W.B. Horner & Son, 1893)

Related slide set

see generic title Flossie's little shoes (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

The slide titles are taken from edge labels on the illustrated slides, and are mostly truncated at a certain length (this may be an indicator of the manufacturer?) and some incomplete. The numbered order of the illustrated set doesn't match the catalogue list, though all slides appear to be present.

1 slide known to exist in private collection

40 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Lucerna ID  3000917

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 March 2024

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