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Slide set: Christmas in Paradise (story: Bamforth & Co., 26 slides, 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
At one end is the Eden Arms spirit vaults
Slide 3
Such sights hourly present themselves inside of the Eden Arms
Slide 4
Fighting, tearing, and blaspheming, they continue the fight until one is struck senseless
Slide 5
'Do take 'em, Sir, they're the last I have'
Slide 6
''E aint a bloke,' replied Tommy; ''e's a guv'ner'
Slide 7
'Good-night, slinkin' Bill,' was Tommy's only response as he 'moved on'
Slide 8
As he crept along in the rain and mist he was endeavouring to solve a problem
Slide 9
'You never turns me out when I got any money, does yer?'
Slide 10
'And now I wants threepennorth, and let me have it hot'
Slide 11
Paddling through the water with his bare feet the little fellow entered
Slide 12
So he sat quite still and cried silently, though bitterly
Slide 13**
She found Wee Tommy shivering with cold
Slide 14**
The demon of an overmastering appetite whispered to her, 'You've got enough for threepennorth
Slide 15**
The threepennorth was consumed, and poor Tommy's last hope of a breakfast was gone
Slide 16**
'Never mind, Mammy,' he said, 'I'm going to a grand place'
Slide 17**
'O Jem!' she said. 'my lad's rare and bad, will you lend me sixpence?'
Slide 18
Despite her kind attentions, Wee Tommy slowly grew worse
Slide 19**
'Why, Wee Tommy,' said Mr. Morley, 'what's the matter?'
Slide 20**
The little cellar was transformed into a place of comparative comfort
Slide 21**
He whispered to her in tones of entreaty and tenderness with his dying lips
Slide 22**
'For the last two years I've took 'em tracts, and talked to 'em both teetotal and religion'
Slide 23**
The mission was inaugurated by a tea -- followed by a meeting
Slide 24**
'May the blessing of Christmas-tide be upon you?' said Mr. Morley, as he begun to address them
Slide 25**
'Eight year ago I signed teetotal, and then I got to Chapel, and the blessed Jesus, He saved me'
Slide 26
'I'm Wee Tommy's mother.' she began, and Mr. Morley knows how bad I was, 'but now I love Jesus'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 570)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 148)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 367)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 484)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 13)

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

John Colwell, Christmas in Paradise (London: Wesleyan Conference Office, n.d.)

Events where this set was shown

[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, London Colney, Hertfordshire, England, 13 April 1896)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slide 23


14 slides known to exist in private collection

24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000883

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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