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Slide set: The river singers (service of song: G.M. Mason, 30 slides, in/before 1913)

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Slide 1
Title slide. The river singers
Slide 2
The crutches lying by her side
Slide 3
Mrs Gray was busy ironing
Slide 4
Bill was one of those mudlarks
Slide 5
Fanny crept under the side of a vessel
Slide 6
She saw a steamer
Slide 7
Fanny turned homewards that evening
Slide 8
Fanny reached the corner of the court
Slide 9**
Fanny met Bill in a state of great excitement
Slide 10
She watched him disappear round the corner
Slide 11
Where are you going little girl
Slide 12
The lady took her seat at the head of a class of girls
Slide 13
Miss Cooper pointed to the second picture
Slide 14

no image available
Slide 15
Miss Cooper was pleased to see her scholar
Slide 16
Bill with a bundle of drift wood
Slide 17
The steamer proceeded down the river
Slide 18
Fanny stood on the banks of the river
Slide 19
Leaning against the tree
Slide 20
They went up the hill to tea
Slide 21
Miss Cooper called on Mrs Gray
Slide 22
Earnestly learning to read
Slide 23
I am getting on with my reading Bill
Slide 24
Sitting on the doorstep, teaching Bill to read
Slide 25
Fanny began the first lesson
Slide 26
She tells them a true story
Slide 27**
She was lying on the straw in the corner
Slide 28
They thought it would be best to tell Fanny
Slide 29
She lingered for a week or two
Slide 30
Hark! don't you hear them singing
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons, , dates unknown (item ref. 7)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 161)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1913)
Reading or song

William Robson (arr. John Burnham), The river singers (London: W. Nicholson & Sons, 1885)


2 slides known to exist in private collection

29 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003860

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 August 2014

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