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Slide set: Our folks: a story of the South African war (story: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1902)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
Hi! Harry! halt a breath and tell a comrade just a thing or two
Slide 3
It's long ago since I was there. I and a bullet from Fair Oaks
Slide 4
You did shake hands, that warms my heart
Slide 5
When the bullets fly and hot saltpetre flames and smokes
Slide 6
And so you saw them -- when? and where?
Slide 7
And mother, does she fade at all? or does she seem to pine?
Slide 8
How this pipe chokes! Where did you see her?
Slide 9
A funeral! who, Harry? How you shake and stare
Slide 10
What ails you, Hal? Is this a hoax?
Slide 11
I said all well, old comrade -- true -- I say all well
Slide 12
For He knows best, who takes the young ones in His arms
Slide 13
And so fair Annie blooms no more
Slide 14
But see, this curl was kept for you
Slide 15
Bear up, old friend
Slide 16
He turns his back -- the only foe that ever saw it
Slide 17
I'll try, but in my throat there's something chokes
Slide 18
But may be not -- She's safe up there
Slide 19
She'll stand, I know, and wait, and welcome in 'Our Folks'
Other related organisation

in stock of Scottish Sunday School Union, dates unknown

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

‘Ethel Lynn’, ‘Our folks’ in Short lantern readings 33 (1902)

The poem was originally about the American Civil War, and its hijacking as 'a story of the South African War' is probably Bamforth's initiative.

19 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Second Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902)
Lucerna ID  3002366

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 February 2009

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