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Slide set: The big arm-chair (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1906)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
I was talking to a Neighbour
Slide 2**
I had My Glass of Beer
Slide 3
The Sights They can't help seeing
Slide 4**
There, lying in the Gutter, was a Boy
Slide 5**
I lifted Him up
Slide 6**
I sat and watched beside Him
Slide 7**
'God forgive Me,' she says, 'I killed Him'
Slide 8**
'I'm going to turn teetotal'
Slide 9**
I counted the Money out
Slide 10**
I went and bought that Chair
Slide 11**
'Annie,' he says, 'what's this?'
Slide 12**
He'll sit in the Big Arm-Chair
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 646)

in stock of Newton & Co., 1912 (item ref. AOV)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1906)
Reading or song

‘Jim's Wife’, ‘The big arm chair’ in Gordon League ballads (1897)

Related slide set

see generic title The big arm chair (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


12 slides known to exist in private collection

11 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004017

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 March 2024

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