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Slide set: The two half-sovereigns: or good beginnings make good endings (story: G.M. Mason, 22 slides, in/after 1913)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The two boys were listlessly leaning against a gate
Slide 2
The startled boys looked round and saw a gentleman the other side of the gate
Slide 3
Mr Elliott produced two half-sovereigns
Slide 4

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Slide 5
The took out their half-sovereigns and examined them
Slide 6

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Slide 7
When in bed an idea came to Stephen
Slide 8
The next day he took survey of the garden
Slide 9
John the gardener gave him advice
Slide 10
Stephen cleaned boots and shoes every morning and evening
Slide 11
Stephen tells Willy his plan of gardening
Slide 12
Willy and Stephen looking at Aunt Sally's ground which Willy had permission to use
Slide 13
The boys went to buy baskets
Slide 14
Stephen carrying his first vegetables to market
Slide 15
The boy went home with an empty basket and joyful heart
Slide 16
John tells Willy to water his parched garden
Slide 17
Willy vexed with Stephen for doing so well
Slide 18
Stephen putting money in his box
Slide 19
Stephen calls on the old gentleman and shows him his earnings of £3 15s. 6d.
Slide 20
Mr Elliott bids Stephen goodbye and promises to come and see his garden
Slide 21
Mr Elliott talking to Willy about his failure
Slide 22
Stephen as head gardener to a nobleman
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1913)

The earliest date is based on the appearance of a calendar for 1913 on the wall in Slide 9.


22 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004021

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 July 2021

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