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Slide set: Tom, the boater: a tale of barge life (story: T.J. and W.F. Piggott, 43 slides, in/before 1901)

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Slide 1
Slide 2
I can grab it, Tom
Slide 3
He watched her rather sadly
Slide 4
You've got a bad leg, Tom
Slide 5
I wish he'd say them over again
Slide 6
What did you say, my boy?
Slide 7
Yes, I'd like him well enough
Slide 8
Hush! perhaps he won't see us
Slide 9
Do yer want it now? asked Polly
Slide 10
I shall sleep on deck
Slide 11
Don't speak so loud
Slide 12
Tom urged the horse forward
Slide 13
She took hold of old Toby
Slide 14
Tom! Tom! where are you
Slide 15
I want yer to let me tie up your leg
Slide 16
Tom, Tom, yer lazy thief
Slide 17
He put his clothes on
Slide 18
You're going to leg thro' them tunnels
Slide 19
Tom preparing to leg through
Slide 20
They were a long time going thro'
Slide 21
He flung the tow ropes to Polly
Slide 22
He did not go straight to the barge
Slide 23
Toby, how can yer be so aggawatin?
Slide 24
That youngster's overboard, I know
Slide 25
'He's a boater, I s'pose,' said the man
Slide 26
Yes! that's how I got drownded
Slide 27
Yes, my boy, don't you like them?
Slide 28
There was a little more talk
Slide 29
Polly threw herself on the grass
Slide 30
Wake up, don't let yer mother whack you
Slide 31
What's the good of tracts to boaters
Slide 32
Does the master know what he's a doing
Slide 33
You don't know me Gaffer, I daresay
Slide 34
Now, Gaffer, I'll look arter the 'oss
Slide 35
'Is Tom your brother,' asked the man
Slide 36
Hymn, 'Jesus who lives above the sky'
Slide 37
The prospect of sleeping on the tow-path
Slide 38
'Oh, she's in, is she?' said old Joe
Slide 39
Why will it not do, Tom?
Slide 40
The toll-keeper was very kind
Slide 41
Well, I should like to see this man, Tom
Slide 42

no image available
Slide 43
Why, don't yer know me, Polly?
Other related organisations

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1902-1914 (item ref. 1304)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1042)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 71)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1901)
Reading or song

Emma Leslie, Tom the boater: a tale of English canal life (London: Religious Tract Society, 1882)


42 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001571

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 March 2024

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