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Slide set: Curfew must not ring tonight (recitation: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Bessie, and Title
Slide 2
Curfew must not ring to-night
Slide 3
Basil Underwood in prison
Slide 4
Bessie, calmly spake the sexton
Slide 5
The judges condemn him to death
Slide 6
The old sexton goes to ring the bell
Slide 7
She climbed the old ladder
Slide 8
And seized the tongue of the bell
Slide 9
Far out she swung
Slide 10
The sexton in the belfrv
Slide 11
She knelt at Cromwell's feet
Slide 12
Darling, you have saved me
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, dates unknown

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 738)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 5)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1893)
Reading or song

Rose Hartwick Thorpe, ‘Curfew must not ring tonight’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title Curfew must not ring tonight (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


1 slide known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3006036

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 July 2019

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