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Slide set: A little bit of blue (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 18 slides, 1896)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The landlord of the 'Dragon' was standing at the door
Slide 2
Drinking the health of other's wealth, and losing his own, alas!
Slide 3
And then with hurried gesture, he bade her run and play
Slide 4
The maiden turned, but lingered, and watched in hope and fear
Slide 5
The people of the parish had built a mission hall
Slide 6
And as she sat and listened, she heard a speaker say
Slide 7
At a little attic window in a narrow court hard by
Slide 8

no image available
Slide 9

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Slide 10
And then she sought her corner, her faithful watch to keep
Slide 11
His steps were short and hurried; 'twas late, full late he knew
Slide 12**
A shout of ribald laughter was heard throughout the yard
Slide 13**
One brought a pail of water, and bade him take a drink
Slide 14
He harnessed in his horse and started on his way
Slide 15
The landlord of the 'Dragon' is waiting at the door
Slide 16
She watering the flowers, he handling the spade
Slide 17
And there they dwelt together, the carter and the maid
Slide 18
And when the shades of evening have deepened into night
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 902)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 758)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 76)

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

Alfred H. Miles, ‘A little bit of blue’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title A little bit of blue (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


18 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002007

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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