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Slide set: The old arm chair (song: Bamforth & Co., 4 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Would ye learn the spell, a mother sat there, and a sacred thing is that old arm chair
Slide 2
I sat and watched her many a day, when her eye grew dim and her locks were grey
Slide 3
I learnt how much the heart can bear, when I saw here die in that old arm chair
Slide 4
'Tis past! 'tis past! but I gaze on it now with quivering breath and throbbing brow
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 936)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 164)

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

Eliza Cook and Henry Russell, ‘The old arm chair’ in several compilations


4 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001206

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 May 2024

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