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Slide set: The Old Curiosity Shop: the wanderings of Little Nell and her grandfather (story: York & Son, 24 slides, 1881)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Master Humphrey and Nell
Slide 2**
The Old Curiosity Shop
Slide 3**
Quilp's home
Slide 4
Swiveller's apartments
Slide 5
The last night in the Old Curiosity Shop
Slide 6

no image available
Slide 7
'They made their frugal breakfast'
Slide 8
A serio-comic scene
Slide 9
'She walked out into the churchyard'
Slide 10
Messrs Codlin, Short and Company
Slide 11
The garret, Nell and Codlin
Slide 12
'They venture to sit down to rest'
Slide 13
They approach the Village Schoolmaster
Slide 14**
Mrs Jarley at tea
Slide 15
The waxwork exhibition
Slide 16
Nell's nocturnal visit to her Grandfather
Slide 17
'See, here's the church'
Slide 18
'This old house is yours'
Slide 19
Nell's visit to the Church
Slide 20
'She came unexpectedly upon the Schoolmaster'
Slide 21
'They say that you will be an Angel'
Slide 22**
At rest
Slide 23
'The Villagers close round the grave'
Slide 24
Her Grandfather at the grave
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 211)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1383)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1912 (item ref. OX)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 188)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 472)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 159)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song
People appearing in slides

YORK, Frederick  (1823-1903) – slide 23


The Riley catalogue uses the title Little Nell, or the Old Curiosity Shop.

The slide titles here are from the Ivens catalogue; those listed in the Newton catalogue are longer and more detailed, though they appear to describe the same subjects. This might indicate two separate sets, or a reissue of the set after Newton took over the business of York & Son.


3 slides known to exist in private collection

23 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

1 slide in Dodie Masterman Collection

Lucerna ID  3000543

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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