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Slide set: In darkest London (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 5 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1
Ye strong of nerve and sinew, who never know a fear, / Go, emulate our Stanley, but in our London here
Slide 2
They live in crowded cellars, and breathe the tainted breath / Of loathsome fiends of drunkenness, pollution, crime and death
Slide 3
And there are feeble women, who work the live-long day, / And far into the hours of night, sewing their souls away
Slide 4
And there are men in London who make us blush for shame, / And they are men in form alone, unworthy of the name
Slide 5**
Then forward, gentle somen, of helpful hand and true, / Go, join with the explorers and show what you can do
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1892-1914 (item ref. 477)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 406)

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

L. Lancaster, ‘In darkest London’ in Onward reciter 237 (June 1891)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 3, 5


6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001983

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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