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Slide set: The lighthouse keeper (story: Bamforth & Co., 18 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1
Introduction, a Lighthouse, with Title
Slide 2
'I wish you wouldn't go out to-night, father'
Slide 3
'Is there going to be a storm, father,' she asked anxiously
Slide 4**
She laid her hand beseechingly upon his arm, and he looked down upon her for a moment
Slide 5
Old Dowland sat mending nets, and Hessel sat down by his side
Slide 6
Stronger grew the temptation, and weaker the memory of his promise
Slide 7
Soon he was in his accustomed place at 'The Anchor Inn'
Slide 8
Deeper and deeper he drank of the fiery liquid
Slide 9
In the lonely lighthouse Mary sat watching the gathering storm
Slide 10
With a sinking heart she turned and closed the door
Slide 11
'Father!' she cried, 'it is quite dark, and the lamps are not lighted,' but he was too drunk to understand
Slide 12
Seizing a glass of water from the table, she held it eagerly to his lips
Slide 13
'O God! what will become of the poor men who are on the water to-night'
Slide 14
The rough wind howled round the desolate lighthouse
Slide 15
She heard footsteps outside; an awful horror held her in rigid grasp
Slide 16**
She pointed silently to the sleeping form in the armchair
Slide 17**
Roused by the noise of their entrance, Hessel rose and stood like a man in a dream
Slide 18**
One of the men drew the covering from the statuesque face
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 571)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 468)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1912 (item ref. 1636)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

‘Ruth Elliott’, ‘The lighthouse keeper’ in Auriel and other stories (1883)


4 slides known to exist in private collection

18 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002117

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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