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Slide set: The children's home (song: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Outside the gates, the beggars passed on in their misery
Slide 2**
But there was one of the children who could not join in the play
Slide 3**
Her thin white hands through the railings stretched out so eagerly
Slide 4**
She came again to the garden, but the little white face had vanished
Slide 5
She crept away to her corner down by the murky stream
Slide 6**
(Effect) But the pale face in the garden shone through her restless dream
Slide 7
And that high-born child and beggar passed homeward side by side
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of City Sale and Exchange, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 928)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 382)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 696)

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

Fred Weatherly and Frederic H. Cowen, The children's home (London: W. Morley & Co., 1881)

Related slide set

see generic title The children's home (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


4 slides known to exist in private collection

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

Lucerna ID  3001198

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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