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Slide set: The land of gold (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 16 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1**
'Out-door relief? O nonsense! -- besides its against the rules'
Slide 2**
The children clung to their mother, the tears coursed down their cheeks
Slide 3**
The mother lay in the workhouse, racked with the hunger pain
Slide 4**
(Effect) And looked down the country garden, where the roses were in bloom
Slide 5**
(Effect) A wife sat alone -- deserted -- left with her babes to brave
Slide 6**
But the neighbours had traced the children to the busy riverside
Slide 7**
They were found by the men next morning, when the vessel was out at sea
Slide 8**
And showed them a hundred marvels they had never seen before
Slide 9**
He told the children's story to the men who were in the place
Slide 10**
The captain took the miner, and showed him the girl and boy
Slide 11**
Then he touched the children's foreheads with a hot and trembling lip
Slide 12**
A white-faced convalescent sat in the workhouse yard
Slide 13**
(Effect) She dreamed that the children ran towards her
Slide 14**
'Look what we've brought you, mother! We've been to the Land of Gold'
Slide 15**
As father and mother and children went out of the workhouse gate
Slide 16**
The dear old home and the garden, just as they used to be
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 284)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 137)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 461)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

George R. Sims, ‘The land of gold’ in The land of gold and other poems (1888)


16 slides known to exist in private collection

16 slides in Museu del Cinema – Col·lecció Tomàs Mallol

Subject keyword
SIMS, George R.  (1847-1922)
Lucerna ID  3000610

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 4 May 2024

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