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Slide set: The big armchair (recitation: T.J. and W.F. Piggott, 14 slides, in/before 1913)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
'The big armchair'
Slide 2
'Why? Mrs Hyde,' says she
Slide 3
'And what I told to Mrs Cobb'
Slide 4
'When I saw a crowd of children'
Slide 5
'And I saw the saddest spectacle'
Slide 6
'I lifted him up and carried him'
Slide 7
'Who gave you the drink, my dear?'
Slide 8
'His mother came, poor creature'
Slide 9**
'That night I says to Jimmy'
Slide 10
'You know I love my boys, Jim'
Slide 11
'Inside an old cracked teapot'
Slide 12
'I counted the money out'
Slide 13
'I went and bought that chair'
Slide 14
'Anne,' he says, 'what's this?'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 101)

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

‘Jim's Wife’, ‘The big arm chair’ in Gordon League ballads (1897)

Related slide set

see generic title The big arm chair (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


14 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004148

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 June 2019

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