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Slide set: The toilers (song: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1897)

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Slide 1
Two tattered lads sat resting on a step
Slide 2
'How strange a thing is bread! if we have it not most surely we can't live'
Slide 3
'My father was a miner down beyond'
Slide 4
And a wailing and a rushing to the pit
Slide 5
Oh, happy ones of this fair earth, while gathered round your glowing hearths
Slide 6
'A fisherman was dad,' quoth the other
Slide 7
And our poor happy home was ever bright
Slide 8
'Poor mother wept a world of bitter tears'
Slide 9
'Off we sailed with a breeze upon the beam'
Slide 10
'Then our shivered mast went crashing by the board'
Slide 11
Thou with trembling hands he leashed me to a plank
Slide 12
For the cruel wave that bore me back to life
Slide 13
Left him on the shore, dead, for bread
Slide 14
While gathered round your glowing hearths, think of the toilers load of care
Other related organisations

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1899-1914 (item ref. 1162)

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life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Person linked to this set

model: BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 14, as man with pipe

Reading or song

‘M. Piccolomini’, The toilers (London: Edwin Ashdown Ltd, 1895)


14 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001429

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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