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Slide set: Davy's sacrifice: or, the children's Xmas (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1903)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
Davy stood in the entrance to the narrow court
Slide 3
A week to-morrow will be Christmas Eve
Slide 4
A little act of kindness in honour of Xmas
Slide 5
It meant so much to him that vision of warmth and brightness
Slide 6
Quite suddenly he thought of little Nell
Slide 7
Little Nell, who never knew what pleasure was
Slide 8
Davy lingered upon the cold, damp pavement
Slide 9
Jesus Christ was such a strange, mysterious term to him
Slide 10
Christmas Eve had come at last
Slide 11
Foremost, hand in hand, stood Davy and Nell
Slide 12
He turned his head away with a sob
Slide 13
The children's feast was progressing merrily
Slide 14
The longed-for food on Nell's plate remained untouched
Slide 15
The child raised her eyes to the speaker's face
Slide 16
Nell looked up and found Davy standing by her side
Slide 17
He told the old, old story of that first grand Xmastide
Slide 18
Each in turn received his or her gift
Slide 19
Nell, don't you wish we might go to that place?
Slide 20
Davy's arms were strong and his brave little heart still stronger
Slide 21
Davy was lying in a little white bed
Slide 22
Oh, Davy, she sobbed, do take me too
Slide 23
Nell's mother caught the child passionately to her heart
Slide 24
He had entered the Holy City
Other related organisations

in stock of Thomas Mason, in or after 1903

in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons, in or after 1903 (item ref. 82)

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1903-1914 (item ref. 1339)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1787)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1040)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

‘C.E. Doe’ and John Burnham (arr. John Burnham), Davy's sacrifice: or, the children's Christmas (London: A. Weekes & Co., n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title Davy's sacrifice (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001606

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 October 2022

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