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Slide set: Mother's last words (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1880s)

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Slide 1
A worn-out woman, ghastly pale
Slide 2
'Here, lads,' he said, 'divide this bread'
Slide 3
And made a bed as best they could
Slide 3a

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Slide 4
And saw the grave wherein it lay
Slide 5
They found the landlord at his house
Slide 6
And swept a pathway broad and neat
Slide 7
And when the service was all done
Slide 8
The second week was bleak and cold
Slide 9
'Just take to picking pockets, lad'
Slide 10
'They do look nice,' said little Chris
Slide 11
John saw some shoes, outside a door
Slide 12
'There, Christy, boy, there's shoes for you'
Slide 13
His hair almost rose up with fright
Slide 14
At six o'clock the boys went out
Slide 15
They took the clothes and nice mince pies
Slide 16
Our wants have mostly been supplied
Slide 17
And she would come and read to Chris
Slide 18

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Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 217)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

Mary Sewell, Mother's last words (London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d.)

Related slide sets

see also Mother's last words (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1896)

see also Mother's last words: new series (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 44 slides, 1904)

see generic title Mother's last words (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 4-5

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 1, 3

Lucerna ID  3001958

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 March 2024

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