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Slide set: The last muster (song: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1901)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
The Chapel bell of the soldier's home ran sweetly one Sabbath morn
Slide 3
A troop of white-haired men; a war-stained veteran band
Slide 4
'Come unto Me, ye that are laden,' on this the preacher dwelt
Slide 5
With life almost run, who served their country well
Slide 6
One aged soldier's time-worn face lit up with heavenly light
Slide 7
The words sank deep within his heart with joy, no tongue can tell
Slide 8
But lo! how pale! his eyelids drooped, his head then slowly fell
Slide 9
'Awake!' his comrade said, 'Awake! O do not sleep'
Slide 10
'Speak, comrade, speak!' how faint his breath
Slide 11
'Arise! lift up thine head'
Slide 12
He could not wake him. He was gone
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Juba Kennerley and Henry Pontet, The last muster (London: Ashdown & Co., 1884)

Related slide set

see generic title The last muster (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 3, 6-12


The composition of Slides 6-12 is based loosely on the 1875 painting The Last Muster by Hubert von Herkomer. Many thanks to Stephen Herbert for pointing out this connection.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002342

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 6 July 2022

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