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Slide set: The artful convict (story: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1
Most of his time in gaol is spent, an there he is just now, / But on escaping he is bent, and I will tell you how
Slide 2
He then proceeds with greatest care, to dress the empty sack / To look as if himself bung there, when viewed but from the back.
Slide 3
And now beneath the seat he's found, and waits an hour or more, / Until the gaoler takes his round, and passes by his door.
Slide 4
The semi-darkness to him shews something unusual there, / Then he the door wide open throws, and gets an dreadful scare.
Slide 5
At once the cunning rascal rose, without the least delay, / And strips the sack of all his clo'es, and he too darts away
Slide 6
Meanwhile the gaoler hurries back, and with him others come; / But when he gazes on the sack, he's with surprise struck dumb
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 652)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 166)

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drawing / painting / print
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Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘The artful convict’ in Short lantern readings 15 (1893)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3000965

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 14 May 2024

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