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Slide set: In the snowdrift (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
'George, have you heard the motto teacher gave us last night?'
Slide 2**
'But I must be off,' said Tommy, lifting up a bundle of trousers
Slide 3**
The mother was the only bread-winner of the family
Slide 4**
Tommy wended his way through the fog and snow
Slide 5**
The poor mother trembled as the storm of abuse fell upon her
Slide 6
'Father, I can't steal,' he said, steadfastly
Slide 7**
The father struck the child with his clenched fist
Slide 8
He thrust the boy out into the cold
Slide 9**
Tommy sank down in the shelter of an archway
Slide 10
His mother was praying for him at home
Slide 11
A policeman came across the little form and tried to rouse the child
Slide 12**
John Bristow roused from his stupor, miserable and despairing
Slide 13**
He stood by the little bed in the hospital
Slide 14**
The father signed the pledge while Tom lay on the bed in the hospital
Slide 15**
'Remember, Bristow, He only can keep you from falling'
Slide 16**
Around a cosy cottage fire gathers a quiet happy little party
Slide 17**
Tom and George are choir boys now
Slide 18**
Bristow's heart echoes the earnest words of the preacher
Slide 19**
'Wife,' said John, 'it was a different sort of Christmas for us last year'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Scottish Sunday School Union, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 911)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 8)

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

M.S. Haycraft and Miss Spicer (arr. Joseph Newsome), In the snowdrift (Morley, Yorkshire: J. Newsome, n.d.)

Events where this set was shown

[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Maryport, Cumberland, England, 1910)


15 slides known to exist in private collection

19 slides in Museu del Cinema – Col·lecció Tomàs Mallol

Lucerna ID  3002192

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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