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Slide set: Humpty Dumpty and his silver bells (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 34-44 slides, 1896)

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Slide 1
He is nearly nine years old, but looks much younger
Slide 2
'I don't feel as if I could leave Humpty Dumpty behind,' she said
Slide 3
The two begin their evening worship by the light of the paraffin lamp
Slide 4
When he stands outside the city church and hears the organ
Slide 5
Humpty Dumpty kneels upon the bed looking at the stars
Slide 6
Humpty Dumpty keeps very close to Mrs Howell at breakfast
Slide 7
Humpty Dumpty having made the house tidy, begins to write the letter
Slide 8
'Havn't you got a job for me, Diggers?' he asks the tall youth
Slide 8a
Humpty Dumpty has the satisfaction of 'shining' a gentleman's shoes
Slide 9
'Mr Sailor,' he cries; 'look here! you've been and dropped something'
Slide 9a
Humpty Dumpty was regaled in Spratt's Lodgings on hot pease-pudding
Slide 10
'I can't kneel up to my prayers this morning,' thinks Humpty Dumpty
Slide 10a

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Slide 11
An old man, shabby and broken down, is crouching over a fire
Slide 11a

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Slide 12
Jack provided a dinner for his friends, Humpty Dumpty was included
Slide 13
'They're a-swearing,' says Humpty Dumpty, 'and I don't want to stay'
Slide 13a
'See here, Sonny,' says he abruptly, 'eat up these taters and then we'll go'
Slide 14
'May be it'll make me die easier if I has a Bible, so I got one,' said the old man
Slide 14a

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Slide 15
The old man crouching over the ashes does not answer his good night
Slide 16
'You'll be all right, you know,' says the sailor, patting his head
Slide 17
'See here, you, Humpty Dumpty, or whatever they calls you,' says Spratt
Slide 18
'Why, 'ere yer are, lame un; I haven't seen yer for an age'
Slide 18a
They soon empty two basins of steaming broth
Slide 19
'No, I won't,' says Jimmy; I'm going to be good from this time henceforth
Slide 19a
Every night Humpty Dumpty steals timidly into his corner in Spratt's kitchen
Slide 20
'You can both sleep here of a night if you likes,' said the old man
Slide 20a

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Slide 21
Ben Salter is composing the eloquent end of a lecture
Slide 22
'Oh, Mr Salter, please do come!' cries Jimmy's voice at the door
Slide 23
'Pray for me,' he beseeches; 'Oh, sir, pray for me now, for I am dying'
Slide 24
The child slips down on his knees, with his arms clinging to Trott
Slide 25
The old man is nearing the kingdom of light
Slide 26
'Mates,' said Salter, 'I'm not myself to-night'
Slide 27
'I've done precious little good yet, but I will do more,' said Salter to the lads
Slide 28
Humpty Dumpty is arranging some buttercups in Mr Salter's room
Slide 29
'Let him lie on the floor, he's drunk, Humpty Dumpty' said Mr Salter
Slide 29a

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Slide 30
The child flings open the window and cries for help
Slide 31
'Here, little man, you haven't a moment to spare,' said the fireman
Slide 32
He snatches Humpty Dumpty from the hungry flames
Slide 33
At length Humpty Dumpty was able to sit up in bed
Slide 34
The gentleman read the letter to Humpty Dumpty
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 910)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 15)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 702)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

M.S. Haycraft (arr. James Tipton), Humpty Dumpty and his silver bells (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)


34 slides known to exist in private collection

5 slides in Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Lucerna ID  3002195

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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