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Slide set: Farmer Gibson's harvest thanksgiving (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 25 slides, 1897)

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Slide 1
The harvest was a bountiful one
Slide 2
Farmer Gibson looked on his fields
Slide 3
'Thankful! why should we be thankful,?' said farmer Gibson
Slide 4
'Now look here, friend Dobson, you see those fields?'
Slide 5
'Nay, Gibson, I'm not one of your canting sort'
Slide 6
He was never angry with Edith, his only child
Slide 7
The merry voice of his little girl greeted him as he passed through the cornfield
Slide 8
Edith wandered about the cornfield
Slide 9
He lifted her in his arms and ran with her to the house
Slide 10
'Do you hear, doctor, you must cure her; I tell you she must be cured
Slide 11
Farmer Gibson spent most of his time by his little girl's bedside
Slide 12**
'Please, father, I do wish you would go to church tomorrow'
Slide 13**
When Sunday morning came Farmer Gibson wished he had not promised
Slide 14

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Slide 15

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Slide 16
Farmer Gibson listened attentively to the minister as he read the lessons
Slide 17

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Slide 18

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Slide 19
'Father, dear, did you like the service?' asked his little daughter
Slide 19a**
(Effect) 'Cruel men took Him and whipped Him and spit on Him'
Slide 19b**
(Effect) And then they nailed Him on a cross and crucified Him
Slide 20
Farmer Gibson confessed his sins and asked for pardon
Slide 21**
Mr. Nichols came to say how glad he was to see him at church
Slide 22
She was able to go about the house on crutches
Slide 23
As the minister told of God's goodness tears of joy would run down Farmer Gibson's cheek
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W. Heath & Co., dates unknown

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 276)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 56)

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

George W. Varley (comp. T. Harding), Farmer Gibson's harvest thanksgiving (Leeds: James Broadbent and Archibald Ramsden, n.d.)


20 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002226

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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