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Slide set: The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7-9 slides, 1891)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
So poor little Mike is sleeping the last long sleep of all
Slide 2
Cuddling close together, crouched on a big stone seat
Slide 3**
He'd a drunken father and mother, who sent him out to beg
Slide 4**
'That there's one road to 'eaven,' he said, as he pointed down
Slide 5**
When he seemed to lose his balance, gave a short, shrill cry, and fell
Slide 5a**
With a thud on the stonework under; then splash in the Thames went Mike
Slide 5b**
A boat put off from the landing, and they dragged his body out
Slide 6**
When they brought him here he was senseless, but slowly the child came round
Slide 7**
Then to the kind old doctor, 'Please, are you God?' he said
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisation

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
recitation
Date of first manufacture
1891
Person linked to this set

model: BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 5b and 6, as the boatman

Readings or songs

George R. Sims, ‘The road to Heaven’ in several compilations

Robert Craven, ‘The road to Heaven’ in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Related slide sets

reissue of The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, in/before 1887)

see generic title The road to Heaven (generic set title)

Collections

7 slides known to exist in private collection

9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002625

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 March 2015

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