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Slide set: Where is the Bible? (story: Bamforth & Co., 29 slides, 1901)

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Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
A colporteur
Slide 3
'Where's our old Bible, Martha?'
Slide 4
There, covered in dust she finds the old Bible
Slide 5
Down at the bottom there is a large family Bible
Slide 6
She brought down a large book that was sewn all round in green baize
Slide 7
'Do you know what St Paul told the people to pray for?'
Slide 8
A traveller walked along the highway, parched, dusty, tired
Slide 9
The woman brought the traveller a cup of water
Slide 10
'He said that there was a great treasure here if we could only find it'
Slide 11
Her hand stopped for a moment with the knife half way through the loaf
Slide 12
When children and husband were in bed she searched
Slide 13
The husband came home for dinner but found no signs of any
Slide 14
Dick went to the taproom and explained to the landlady
Slide 15
In vain Dick stormed and threatened
Slide 16
She fell, bringing down the shelf and all that was on it
Slide 17
There it lay, right before her
Slide 18
Sitting there, her thoughts began to wander
Slide 19
She saw again the little cottage, neat and clean
Slide 20
Dick found the supper waiting and his wife clean and tidy
Slide 21
When they had all gone to bed she read the Bible
Slide 22
Dick was more and more astonished at the change in her
Slide 23
There she knelt with the open book before her
Slide 24
He turned to the cover and then looked at page after page
Slide 25
For some time she sat in silence, Dick watching her curiously
Slide 26
She opened the book. 'Look at what it says here,' she began
Slide 27
By God's help I will be a different woman
Slide 28
Dick and his wife read the Bible together for the first time
Slide 29
'Search the scriptures, for these are they which testify of Me'
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1901-1914 (item ref. 1258)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 391)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 525a)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1912 (item ref. 1634)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

Mark Guy Pearse, Where is the Bible? (London: Chas. H. Kelly, 1880)


29 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001525

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 March 2024

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