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Slide set: Condemned to be shot (story: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Read it and see what the boy has got to say for himself
Slide 2
Paul Vernon walked to the door and looked out
Slide 3
Now, little maid, let us hear what news thy brother sends us
Slide 4
'Child, art thou blind! where are my glasses, I will read it myself'
Slide 5
'There must be some mistake! read on, mother, or give it to the child'
Slide 6
The child again read on: 'I have slept at my post, and the penalty is death'
Slide 7
But speech failed them in the presence of the parents' wordless grief
Slide 8
In the silent night Winthrop Vernon sat alone
Slide 9
His thoughts had gone to the dear old homestead
Slide 10
His father would lean over the gate and talk of his boy out yonder
Slide 11
His letter would reach them -- 'I know it will break her heart! my good mother!'
Slide 12
'See Abraham Lincoln? what does such a little maid want with the president?'
Slide 13
'Who is your brother and what has he done?' asked the president
Slide 14
And as he read it, large tears rolled down his face, for he had a loving, gentle heart
Slide 15
'Thou wilt not let him die, ' whispered Faith, laying her folded hands on his knee
Slide 16
And with instinctive grace she bent and kissed his hand
Slide 17
Once more in the dear old homestead. Father and mother, brother and sister
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 574)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 139)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 493)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 464)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

‘Ruth Elliott’, ‘Condemned to be shot’ in Auriel and other stories (1883)

Related slide set

see generic title Condemned to be shot (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


17 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000887

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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