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Slide set: Buy your own cherries (story: G.M. Mason, 22 slides, 1906)

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Slide 1
John Lewis drew a few coppers from his pocket
Slide 2
John reached out to take some cherries
Slide 3
'No,' said the landlady; 'Buy your own cherries'
Slide 4
'What a stupid I was,' said the landlady
Slide 5
John bought some cherries
Slide 6
John ate the juicy fruit
Slide 7
John walked off to receive his wages
Slide 8
'Try a glass of our best, John,' said the landlady
Slide 9
'I have kept the cherries for you,' said the landlady
Slide 10
John reached home early
Slide 11
Mary returned laden from market
Slide 12
John retired to a corner of the workshop and looked at his wages
Slide 13
'There's the money,' said John, throwing it into Mary's lap
Slide 14
'Get your bonnet and shawl, and let us both go to market,' said John
Slide 15
'What's this leg of mutton a pound?' said John
Slide 16
The children at home had their talk about the matter
Slide 17
A butcher boy stood at the door
Slide 18
'My word!' said Tommy, 'isn't it a wopper?'
Slide 19
'We never have such big loaves,' said Tommy
Slide 20
To the joy of the children, Father and Mother returned
Slide 21
The mother brought out a plate of cherries
Slide 22
John himself has built a row of houses
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

J.W. Kirton, Buy your own cherries: a tale (London: Jarrold & Sons, 1862)

Related slide set

see generic title Buy your own cherries (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)


The date of the set is based on the appearance of a newspaper page (showing Members of Parliament) dated February 1906, attached to the wall in Slide 1.


22 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003778

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 31 March 2023

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