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Slide set: The cricket on the hearth: or, the household fairy (story: York & Son, 24 slides, 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
She sat down before the kettle
Slide 2**
Oh, goodness, John! what a state you're in
Slide 3**
The Stranger saluted the Carrier's wife
Slide 4**
He turned to shut the door
Slide 5**
Dot uttered a loud, sharp, sudden cry
Slide 6**
Caleb and Bertha were at work together
Slide 7**
I can't afford to sing, said Tackleton
Slide 8**
The repast was set forth on the board
Slide 9**
The Blind Girl held her by both hands
Slide 10**
In one stride he was at the window
Slide 11**
They moved slowly towards the door
Slide 12**
The Carrier sat down by his fireside
Slide 13**
Nothing but her clasped hands on brow and head
Slide 14**
The Cricket on the Hearth in fairy shape
Slide 15**
Fairies came trooping forth
Slide 16**
She sat plying her needle before the fire
Slide 17**
Rocking her little baby in its cradle
Slide 18**
They showed her with the Blind Girl
Slide 19**
If you please I can't make nobody hear
Slide 20**
The Blind Girl threw herself before him
Slide 21**
Dot ran up to Caleb
Slide 22**
'This is my wife,' said Edward
Slide 23**
A high feast at the Peerybingle's
Slide 24**
There was a dance in the evening
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 297)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 31391)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 479)

in stock of Newton & Co., 1912 (item ref. AOK)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

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

Charles Dickens, The cricket on the hearth (n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title The cricket on the hearth (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


23 slides known to exist in private collection

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

Subject keyword
DICKENS, Charles  (1812-1870)
Lucerna ID  3000623

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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