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Slide set: Riches and rags (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 50 slides, 1907)

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Slide 1
Intro with Title
Slide 2
The Redcross Street Mission Hall was the one oasis in the desert
Slide 3
'What does it matter what becomes of me, I should like to know?'
Slide 4
The child left her companion and hurried on through the sultry streets
Slide 5
'Why, Mary, I began to think something had happened to you'
Slide 6
Mary folded the paper carefully round her treasures
Slide 7
Mary Murdoch had been born of respectable parents
Slide 8
In the cellar of the house lived an old woman known as 'Granny Horrors'
Slide 9
Mary took her way through the crowded streets bearing her parcel of faded flowers
Slide 10
She paused for a moment and rested by the railings of an old churchyard
Slide 11
'No. 3' was one of the worst-conditioned houses in the row
Slide 12
'Granny Horrors' was seated by the 'table'
Slide 13
Mary sat down and began to sort out her flowers
Slide 14
She drew from her pocket a small worn Bible and began to read
Slide 15
Jack Rycroft was an old neighbour of Mary's
Slide 16
'Hallo, Jack, old boy, who'd ha' thought of seeing you'
Slide 17
He stumbled up the dark narrow flight of stairs to the room he called home
Slide 18
Jack weighed all these advantages carefully before he made up his mind
Slide 19
He stooped down and took out the little book
Slide 20
'The Elms', Clarence Avenue, was a magnificent mansion
Slide 21
It was the custom for Roy to have his invalid carriage wheeled down to the railings
Slide 22
She went much farther, until one morning saw her outside Godfrey Earle's mansion
Slide 23
The car struck her little basket and scattered all the flowers into the roadway
Slide 24
Mary was picking up her flowers with a happy face
Slide 25
He who told her to come inside the grounds
Slide 26
Mary's tender heart was touched at the sight of his beautiful face
Slide 27
The boy's eyes followed the direction of her hand
Slide 28
'Why! haven't you a Bible?' asked Mary, her eyes opening wide in surprise
Slide 29
Mary thanked him and sat down on the grass by his side
Slide 30
'I shall tell Dad all about it and ask him to let you come and live here'
Slide 31
Mary left the shady grounds and passed out into the street
Slide 32
She was surprised to find her old friend, Jack Rycroft, awaiting her return
Slide 33
'Oh! Jack', she exclaimed, 'how good of you'
Slide 34
They all made merry over the events of the day
Slide 35
They pressed Mary to sing, and she complied with their request
Slide 36
The arrival of 'Granny Horrors' hastened the departure of Mary's friends
Slide 37
Mary seated herself by the open window
Slide 38
She prayed long and earnestly for 'Granny', Jack and Jim, and the cripple, Roy
Slide 39
Mary Murdoch went each day to Clarence Avenue and lingered outside 'The Elms'
Slide 40
'Are you the little girl who came inside the grounds here?'
Slide 41
'My son is very ill and frequently asked to see you'
Slide 42
'I have longed to see you and hear some more about Jesus'
Slide 43
'Tell me again how Jesus died on the cross to save sinners'
Slide 44
Godfrey Earle stood apart in the shadow of the room
Slide 45
He covered his face and whispered, 'O God, be merciful to me a sinner'
Slide 46
'Oh! Dad dear, I have found Jesus. Won't you try and find Him too!'
Slide 47
He summoned the housekeeper and told her to get the child everything necessary
Slide 48
He seated himself by the bedside of his boy
Slide 49
Our last scene of all is on the deck of a great Atlantic steamer
Slide 50
Mr Earle and his son have come to bid them farewell
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in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1786)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

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

C. King Proctor, Riches and rags (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slide 2


Slide 2 is very similar to slides in For the Master's sake [Lucerna 3000882] of 1893, and obviously taken at the same session – James Bamforth (as the preacher) looks too young for 1907, when he was 65.

Lucerna ID  3002531

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 6 October 2021

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