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Slide set: Jack the conqueror: new series (story: Bamforth & Co., 41 slides, 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title, &c.
Slide 2
Jack lay on his back on a sloping bank covered with heath
Slide 3
Jack came exactly into the foreground of the picture
Slide 4
In an instant Jack was in pursuit of the dragonfly
Slide 5
'He has got out of your reach, my lad,' said the artist to himself
Slide 6
He suddenly dropped on it his tattered straw hat
Slide 7
'What is your name, lad?' asked the artist
Slide 8
The artist thought of Jack as he was finishing the picture
Slide 9
As he was crossing the stile, he met a girl his own age
Slide 10
'But, Mary, Jack's face was so dirty;' he heard her say
Slide 11
'But I want to make myself clean,' said poor Jack
Slide 12
Jack took the piece of soap and held out the sixpence
Slide 13
The day had been sultry, and the cool water looked inviting
Slide 14
He surveyed his clothes by the light of the moon
Slide 15
'There's plenty there, if you're going to turn tailor yourself'
Slide 16
He found her at home in a single room which she rented
Slide 17
Jack did not find lying the bed very agreeable
Slide 18
Jack thanked the old woman again and again
Slide 19
He examined his boots when he got home
Slide 20
Jack at the shoemakers
Slide 21
In his hand he carried a pretty nosegay of wild flowers
Slide 22
One day Jack brought Nellie a kitten
Slide 23
'God will help you, boy, if you help yourself,' said the old woman
Slide 24
Jack watched the gipsies make baskets
Slide 25
'You may turn a penny by them some day,' said the basket-maker
Slide 26
His aunt gave him a sharp pull on the ear
Slide 27
In the cave Jack worked away at his baskets unmolested
Slide 28
He consulted Mrs Naylor about the disposal of the baskets
Slide 29
He took the money to old Jenny
Slide 30
The willows looked very tempting to Jack
Slide 31
Jack's interview with the squire was a terrible moment
Slide 32
Jack stared round in bewilderment
Slide 33
Jack left the hall a very happy boy
Slide 34
Mr Hartley looked at him with no small interest
Slide 35
Jack made the most of every hour at school
Slide 36
Jack now made baskets at home
Slide 37
With a feeling of desolation he left his aunt's grave
Slide 38
'I have come to see you, Jack,' said the squire
Slide 39
'Jack has both determination and perseverance,' said Mr Hartley
Slide 40
'Good-bye, Jack,' said she, 'I know that the Lord will give you all that is good for you'
Slide 41
He points out to the lad the only picture the room contains
Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 599)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1912 (item ref. 1402)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

C.E. Bowen, Jack the conqueror (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1893)

Related slide sets

reissue of Jack the conqueror (story: Bamforth & Co., 25-26 slides, 1880s)

see generic title Jack the conqueror (generic set title – 5 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 3, 5-8

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slide 11


41 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

41 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002630

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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