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Slide set: Jack the conqueror (story: Bamforth & Co., 25-26 slides, 1880s)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Jack the Conqueror
Slide 2
Jack has his Portrait taken
Slide 3
Jack chasing the Butterfly
Slide 4
Jack and the Artist
Slide 1 (rpt)
Jack pondering over his Difficulties
Slide 6
Jack's Help Refused
Slide 7
Another Wholesome Lesson for Jack
Slide 8
Jack Buys a Piece of Soap
Slide 9
Jack's Toilet at the River
Slide 10
Jack in Bed having his Clothes Mended
Slide 11
Jack at the Shoemaker's
Slide 12
Jack goes to Learn to Read
Slide 13
Jack gives Nellie a Kitten
Slide 14
Jack as Nurse in the Gipsy Camp
Slide 15
Jack in Trouble Again
Slide 16
Jack Making Baskets in a Cave
Slide 17
Jack Showing Mrs Naylor his Baskets
Slide 18
Jack Gives Old Jennie his First Money
Slide 19
Jack Speaks to the Squire
Slide 20
Jack at the Hall
Slide 21
Jack Leaves the Hall a Happy Boy
Slide 22
Jack and the Schoolmaster
Slide 23
Jack at his Lessons
Slide 24
Jack at his Aunt's Grave
Slide 25
Jack Bids Good-bye to Jennie
Slide 26
Jack as Tutor in a College
Other related organisations

in stock of William Roberton, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 63)

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1888

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 68)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 162)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)
Person linked to this set

model: BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – [possibly] slide 22, as the schoolmaster; slide 26, as the college teacher

Readings or songs

Robert Craven, ‘Jack the conqueror’ in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

C.E. Bowen (comp. R. Temple), Jack the conqueror: or, difficulties overcome. A musically illustrated service (London: A. Weekes & Co., n.d.)

C.E. Bowen, Jack the conqueror: or, difficulties overcome (London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1868)

Related slide sets

see generic title Jack the conqueror (generic set title – 5 different versions are known)

reissued as Jack the conqueror: new series (story: Bamforth & Co., 41 slides, 1893)

According to the reading there was no slide 5 in this set - for the verse reading this number was skipped, for the prose version slide 1 was repeated.
Lucerna ID  3000428

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 March 2024

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