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Slide set: Lost in the wild woods (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 32-38 slides, 1894)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
'This means ruin,' he muttered as he read the letter
Slide 3
Bitterness blinded his judgment
Slide 4
'I will go where you think right. But I will serve God'
Slide 5
She prayed for her husband and watched over her child
Slide 6
'Oh, mother! there are such pretty flowers yonder'
Slide 7
She stooped to pick the wild flowers
Slide 8 *
She sat down among the long grass to arrange the flowers
Slide 9
Stealing cautiously along, she attempted a capture, but failed
Slide 10
She remembered the broken promise and her eyes filled with tears
Slide 11
She sat down under a tree and fell asleep
Slide 12
The mother went to the door and, shading her eyes with her hand
Slide 13
She saw the scattered handfuls of wild flowers
Slide 14 *
She entered her now desolate cabin
Slide 15
She commenced to read the ninety-first psalm
Slide 16 *

no image available
Slide 16a
Little Mary was in fearful peril from a prowling wild beast
Slide 17 *
He raised the tomahawk, saying, 'I will have the child's life'
Slide 18
In a moment the murderous hatched dropped from his hand
Slide 19
He took the child in his arms and bore her homeward
Slide 20
When little Mary awoke she was in an Indian tent
Slide 21
The copper-coloured children sought to teach her their own language
Slide 22
'The pale face will die,' she said
Slide 23
A few words put him in possession of the sad news
Slide 24
He only saw a few faded flowers. The child could nowhere be seen
Slide 25
'Won't you join with me in prayer for our dear Mary'
Slide 26
They both rushed to the window and saw the Indians
Slide 27
'You lost little pickaninny?' he enquired
Slide 28
'I'm so glad to get you back, my dear,' he said, pressing her cheek to his own
Slide 29
Tears of thankfulness and joy streamed down her face
Slide 30
'It's so nice to talk to Jesus and mean it, isn't it, mother'
Slide 31
'My love,' said the mother quietly, 'I have taken you to Jesus'
Slide 32
'I wish you would pray for me, father,' said the little one
Slide 33
Robert West buried his face in his hands
Slide 34 *
He seemed to see the Son of Man in the midst of a crowd
Slide 35 *
He rushed bare-headed from the house
Slide 36

no image available
Slide 37
'Who's that been preaching this morning?' she enquired
Other related organisations

in stock of James Broadbent & Son, dates unknown

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1894-1914 (item ref. 735)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 510)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 91)

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

James Broadbent (arr. James Broadbent), Lost in the wild woods: a service of song (Leeds: James Broadbent, 1894)

Related slide sets

reissued as Lost in the wild woods (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, in/before 1909)

see generic title Lost in the wild woods (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

CHRIST, Jesus  (fl. C1st) – slide 34 *


The Riley catalogue gives the number of slides as 40.


36 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002632

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 June 2023

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