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Slide set: The fool's pence (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A London gin shop
Slide 2
'Tis the fool's pence that does it for us,' she said
Slide 3
'Well, sir, and what's for you?'
Slide 4
'Well, Bessy and Sally, are you not glad to see me?
Slide 5
He came up to his father, looked full in his face, and said, &c.
Slide 6
'There are my week's wages, dear mother'
Slide 7
'Why, my good man, we are old friends'
Slide 8
'What can I render unto the Lord for all His goodness to me?'
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 326)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 539)

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

Robert Craven, ‘The fool's pence’ in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 2-8


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002031

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 May 2024

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