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Slide set: Lissy: or the Guild of the Poor Things (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1903)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

no image available
Slide 2
Lived a poor little crippled child
Slide 3
And she'd sit with her humped-up shoulder
Slide 4
'Wot's he a-doing!' says she
Slide 5
Why! you walk for miles on the grass
Slide 6
'I reckon yer only a 'umbug'
Slide 7
I chanced to know the sister
Slide 8

no image available
Slide 9
And to see them crippled children
Slide 10
That child went down in the clover
Slide 11
And as her parents listened
Slide 12
They smartened up the place
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1903-1914 (item ref. 1342)

in stock of Newton & Co., 1912 (item ref. AOY)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1912 (item ref. 1432 / ALB)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 190)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1903)
Reading or song

‘Jim's Wife’, ‘Lissy: or, the Guild of Poor Things’ in Gordon League ballads (1897)

Related slide set

see generic title Lissy (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


The subtitle is found from the Newton catalogue.


1 slide known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001609

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 24 March 2023

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