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Slide set: The star of Bethlehem (song: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1895)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
I sat beside my window, and looked into the night
Slide 2
(Effect) And childhood came again to me, with all its dreams divine
Slide 3
(Effect) Out of the East, majestic, there rose one radiant star
Slide 4
(Effect) It shone thro' dingy casement on many a garret bare
Slide 5
(Effect) And weary little children turned in their sleep and smiled
Slide 6
(Effect) While many a homeless wanderer uplifted patient eyes
Slide 7
(Effect) And then methought earth faded, I rose as borne on wings
Slide 3 (rpt)
And onward, upward, shone the star until it seemed to me
Slide 8
(Effect) It flashed upon the golden gate, and o'er the crystal sea
Slide 9

no image available
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1895-1914 (item ref. 790)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 501)

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

Fred Weatherly and ‘Stephen Adams’, ‘The star of Bethlehem’ (London: Boosey & Co., 1887)

Related slide sets

see generic title The star of Bethlehem (generic set title – 5 different versions are known)

reissued as The star of Bethlehem: new series (song: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1907)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 6

The 'dream' images are recycled from earlier slide sets - slide 6 is from slide 7 of 'The drunkards'.

9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001098

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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