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Slide set: Ralph's favourite story: or, the wanderer's welcome (service of song: G.M. Mason, 30 slides, in/after 1895)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
A dear old English lane
Slide 2**
Some of the great army of flower sellers
Slide 3**
A brisk trade was going on
Slide 4**
The open door of the Green Dragon
Slide 5**
A man, leading by the hand, a boy
Slide 6**
Ralph spent his penny on a fruit stall
Slide 7**
Ralph held the fast fading flowers
Slide 8**
He filled a jug with water
Slide 9**
Would you like to hear a Sunday story
Slide 10**
The prodigal's return
Slide 11**
His father clasped him in his arms
Slide 12**
Ralph's father stood at the window
Slide 13**
Their home was a very happy one
Slide 14**
Jessie had drawn close to the window
Slide 15**
Stephen slipped his arm around her
Slide 16**
Stephen insisted on her lying down
Slide 17**
The doctor attended Jessie
Slide 18**
Jessie lay propped up on her pillows
Slide 19
A kind-hearted old woman
Slide 20**
Stephen bowed his head upon his hands
Slide 21**
Ralph and his father at breakfast
Slide 22**
The pretty ivy-covered cottage
Slide 23**
A busy week of preparation followed
Slide 24**
They paid a last visit to the cemetery
Slide 25**
The two travellers started up the road
Slide 26**
'Here we are, Ralphie,' said Stephen
Slide 27**
An old man stood in the garden path
Slide 28**
And placed his hands on the bent shoulders
Slide 29**
Stephen insisted on setting the table
Slide 30
Father and son drew their chairs together
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
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in stock of James Attwell, dates unknown

in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons, , dates unknown (item ref. 91)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1895)
Reading or song

John Burnham, Ralph's favourite story: or, the wanderer's welcome (London: W. Nicholson & Sons, n.d.)

The reading lists the 30 story slides, with four additional hymn slides to be shown before slides 1, 14, 23 and after 31.

29 slides in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

30 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003149

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 13 February 2012

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