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Slide set: Crown after Cross (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 26-34 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Little Patty tried to console the old man
Slide 2**
These were bright, sunny, and happy times
Slide 3**
He came home night after night full of insult and abuse
Slide 3a

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Slide 4**
He took up his old violin and sang of his poor wandering boy
Slide 5**
'Mother, I am here, your wandering boy is here,' he exclaimed
Slide 6**
Little Patty, the heroine of our story, was their only child
Slide 7**
One of the great boughs struck him down and killed him
Slide 8**
'Is it up above the bright blue sky where the sun is shining?'
Slide 9**
Their home appeared a cheerless and God-forsaken place
Slide 10**
'And do you think, grandfather, that I could be happy'
Slide 10a

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Slide 11**
Most of the furniture had been sold. Indeed they became very poor
Slide 12**
Patty met the lady on the threshold
Slide 12a

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Slide 13**
'And do you think, fine lady, that I would leave my grandfather'
Slide 13a

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Slide 14**
'Patty,' said the old man, as he strokes her flowing hair
Slide 15**
As they trudged along Patty held him by the hand
Slide 16**
They sat down on a green bank. The old man began to play
Slide 17**
Several people gathered round them and listened
Slide 17a

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Slide 18**
They were passing the Anchor Inn when a sailor beckoned to them
Slide 19**
The sailors came to the window to listen
Slide 20**
During the singing of the hymn the people stood motionless
Slide 21**
'What!' cried Reuben, 'is it indeed Ralph, my long lost son?'
Slide 22**
The two walked on in silence for some time
Slide 22a

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Slide 23**
Reuben stood up and played the music through
Slide 23a

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Slide 24**
They sat together on the tombstone
Slide 25**
He became so enfeebled that he was obliged to keep his bed
Slide 25a

no image available
Slide 26**
The instrument was put into his hands and he began to play
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of James Broadbent & Son, dates unknown

in stock of Thomas Mason, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 908)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1906 (item ref. 325)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 700)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 22)

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

B.A. Kilburn (arr. John Rinder), Crown after Cross (Leeds: James Broadbent, n.d.)


The UKBHU 1906-7 catalogue only refers to 26 slides.


26 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001178

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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