Contact us


Slide sets


Other images









Slide set: Dick Martyn: or, the sparrow's message (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 28 slides, 1913)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
'Granny, are you better now?' asked a little maid of seven years
Slide 2
'Leave the door open, lassie; let me hear the birdies sing'
Slide 3
The teacher noticed that the face of little May was white
Slide 4
'What is the matter, little May?' asked the teacher
Slide 5
Memory brought back the days when she, too, was a little lassie
Slide 6
Dick Martyn had long since been forgotten in Foldenfield
Slide 7
She would read to the old lady
Slide 8
Mrs Martyn, hearing a visitor, put the dry bread in the cupboard
Slide 9
'My dear, 'tis good of you to come and see me'
Slide 10
She carried baskets and ran errands on Saturdays
Slide 11
The old lady looked up with a smile as Jeannie went in
Slide 12
'I must just leave it, lassie -- leave it with Him'
Slide 13
The teacher spent every night under the roof of the thatched cottage
Slide 14
That same evening a traveller drew near to the village of Foldenfield
Slide 15
The traveller went and stood in the little burying-ground
Slide 16
He gathered a spray of ivy, and placed it in his pocket-book
Slide 17
'No light in the kitchen window,' he said sorrowfully
Slide 18
At the window he saw a face that made his heart beat quickly
Slide 19
He saw a little child come out into the garden
Slide 20
'Little girl, tell me if you have ever heard of a Mrs Martyn'
Slide 21
'Dick! oh, Dick! Can it really be you?'
Slide 22
'Why, lassie, are these tears? Why should you cry, dearie?'
Slide 23
'He is alive, mother,' cried Dick
Slide 24
He caught the child in his arms
Slide 25
He put out his arm and drew her back to his mother's side
Slide 26
Little May was asleep when the tale of the past was told
Slide 27
He obtained work on a fruit farm
Slide 28
'Now, mother, now, Jeannie, let the time of tears be past'
Other related organisations

in stock of William Lane, , dates unknown (item ref. N.171)

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Reynolds & Branson, dates unknown

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1913-1914 (item ref. 1827)

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

M.S. Haycraft (arr. Arthur Linwood), Dick Martyn: or, the sparrow's message (Eastwood, Nottinghamshire: A. Linwood, n.d.)

Dated from Riley catalogue - could possibly be slightly earlier. Slide listing from Reynolds & Branson catalogue.

28 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003400

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 6 January 2024

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or any images from this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource,, item 3003400. Accessed 21 June 2024.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.

Using images from Lucerna: all the digital images on the Lucerna site are available to use for any legal non-commercial purpose, free of charge, if you acknowledge their source and include any copyright statement as it appears under the image. The images are relatively low-resolution, and not intended for print reproduction or projection. If you need a higher-resolution version of the image(s) on this page, please Contact us to ask about availability.