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Slide set: The torn Bible: or, Hubert's best friend (service of song: Walter Tyler, 30 slides, in/before 1892)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Slide 2**
In the old churchyard of the village
Slide 3**
Return of the young soldier
Slide 4**
Good-bye, their last kisses
Slide 5**
Hubert receiving his mother's last gift
Slide 6**
The train wending its way out of the station
Slide 7**
The regiment embarking
Slide 8
The stillness of night rested upon the vessel
Slide 9**
He hastened to the cabin
Slide 10**
The boat was pushed off
Slide 11**
It was not the song-book, it was the Bible
Slide 12**
In India marching up country
Slide 13**
After the battle
Slide 14**
For some minutes he sat in deep thought
Slide 15**
Discovery of the note from his comrade
Slide 16**
His head drooped in deep anguish on his bosom
Slide 17**
A terrible fight
Slide 18**
Found in the jungle
Slide 19**
The doctor read the fifty-first Psalm
Slide 20**
The poor sufferer's eyes turned towards the door
Slide 21**
They watched with Christian love beside the bed
Slide 22**
The doctor crept softly into Hubert's chamber
Slide 23**
He knelt and poured out his heart to heaven
Slide 24**
The blood-stained coat
Slide 25**
The torn Bible
Slide 26**
'See what saved my life,' he said
Slide 27**
Invalided home
Slide 28**
He turned into a shady lane
Slide 29**
'What! Hubert?' cried the old man
Slide 30**
Hubert and his father in the churchyard
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1892-1914 (item ref. 459)

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 193)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 490)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 7)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1892)
Reading or song

Alice Somerton (arr. John Broadbent and W. Foster), The torn Bible: or, Hubert's best friend (Leeds: John Broadbent, n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title The torn Bible (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

The church seen in slides 2 and 30 also appears in The old school house.

31 slides known to exist in private collection

4 slides known to exist in private collection

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

Lucerna ID  3000774

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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