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Slide set: The little match girl (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
A frail little maiden, not quite nine years old, was sent by her parents out into the cold
Slide 2
But all were too eager to pass on their way, she could not prevail upon any to stay
Slide 3
Yet many had dear little girls of their own, to whom cold and hunger were sorrows unknown
Slide 4
So into a corner she timidly crept, and there for a short time she fitfully slept
Slide 5
She untied the bundle and took out a match, and then 'gainst the wall she just gave it a scratch
Slide 6
(Effect) And there in the midst stood a tall Christmas Tree, which she and some other girls danced round with glee
Slide 7
(Effect) Her grandmother bent, and then laid the poor child upon her warm bosom, while sweetly she smiled
Slide 8
Next morning the poor frigid body was found, extended full length on the hard frozen ground
Slide 9
(Effect) Angels
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 282)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 429)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

Robert Craven, ‘The little match girl’ in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Related slide set

see generic title The little match girl (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Lucerna ID  3002615

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 September 2021

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