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Slide set: The gambler's wife (song: W. Rider & Co., 8 slides, 1894)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The room, each hour, doth surely grow more chill
Slide 2**
But see! she startled rises! now she stands
Slide 3
And at the narrow mantelpiece she glances
Slide 4
Once more she sinks upon the hard old chair
Slide 5
She rests her arm against the dingy wall
Slide 6
Poor woman! now beside the cradle kneeling
Slide 7
Clasping him fondly to her loving breast
Slide 8
He kneels, and finds that he has come too late
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Chatham Pexton, 1894

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 909)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 456)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 534)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 517)

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

Reynell Coates and Henry Russell, ‘The gambler's wife’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The gambler's wife (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


1 slide known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001179

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 May 2024

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