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Slide set: The ballad singer (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1883-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Hours went by, but no father came
Slide 2**
She began, with a trembling voice, to sing
Slide 3**
It was God's doing, Bessie
Slide 4**
He went with unsteady steps to the bedside
Slide 5**
For days Brian sat in heavy, silent grief
Slide 6
Once more they had their tidy rooms
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 536)

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

Robert Craven, ‘The ballad singer’ in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 4-6

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894), all 6 slides


5 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002032

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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