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Slide set: Come home, mother (story: W. Rider & Co., 22 slides, in/before 1896)

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Slide 1
Slide 2
Dad came in, the little fellow was raised to the post of honour
Slide 3
It is painful to tell how Mrs Morton sank step by step
Slide 4
Poor little Lucy was too much of a child to understand
Slide 5
Lucy watched him intently as she swayed the baby to and fro
Slide 6
What strange words; they made Lucy tremble
Slide 7

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Slide 8
There stood her mother leaning her back against the counter
Slide 9
'Come home, mother; oh, come home'
Slide 10
She continued clinging to her mother, and cried with streaming tears
Slide 11
'She won't come home,' said Lucy, sorrowfully
Slide 12
Lucy sat watching her for some time
Slide 13
'Unloose my arm, father,' she said tremblingly
Slide 14

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Slide 15
Mrs Morton roused herself, got up from the floor
Slide 16
Her mother found her there in an utterly helpless condition
Slide 17
'No, but you are not at home,' cried Lucy
Slide 18
While the child slept she sat by her and wept
Slide 19
'It is too late to be sorry now,' she groaned within herself
Slide 20
At midnight Mrs Morton heard a voice call 'Mother'
Slide 21
She sat down by the bedside and covered her face
Slide 22

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Other related organisations

in stock of E.G. Wood, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 907)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 492)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 814)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1896)
Reading or song

Nelsie Brook, Come home, mother! (London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1865)

Related slide set

see generic title Come home, mother (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 01   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – slides 8-10

The slide listing is taken from the Lizars catalogue; the titles on the slides themselves may have been slightly different.

19 slides known to exist in private collection

21 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001177

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 30 May 2023

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