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Slide set: The idol of Britain (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1899)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
You bid me look, and count the spires all pointing to the skies
Slide 3
You bid me watch on Sabbath morn the crowds that wend their way
Slide 4
Attend the sacred house of God with Holy Book in hand
Slide 5
A moment pause -- Behold that man, he was of gentle birth
Slide 6
The fairest forms of womanhood his ruling hand obey
Slide 7
While temples of the demon God stand mocking in the street
Other related organisation

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1899-1914 (item ref. 1176)

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

J.J. Lane, ‘The idol of Britain’ in Short lantern readings 28 (1899)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 5

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slide 4

All slides in this set, including the title, appear to be recycled from earlier sets.

7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001443

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 March 2009

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