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Slide set: The heroes of the lifeboat (lecture: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, 1887-1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
The Launch of the Lifeboat
Slide 2
The Lifeboat amidst the foaming billows; Ship in distance
Slide 3
Lifeboat under sail, nearing the vessel
Slide 4**
Lifeboat going off to the wreck
Slide 5
Lifeboat overturned
Slide 6
The sole survivor of the wreck
Slide 7
A ship on Fire; Lifeboat to the rescue
Slide 8
Firing Signal Rocket Life Saving Apparatus
Slide 9
A night on the Goodwin Sands
Slide 10
Lifeboat men boarding the vessel
Slide 11
Leaving the Goodwin Sands victorious
Slide 12
Return to Shore
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of C. Gray, , dates unknown (item ref. 36)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 752)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 19)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1887, latest possible 1893)
Reading or song

‘The heroes of the lifeboat’ in Readings in prose and verse


The earliest possible date is based on a reference in the reading (slide 5) to a rescue in December 1886.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

Lucerna ID  3005018

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 11 October 2018

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