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Slide set: How Cissie saved her father (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1903)

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Slide 1**
John Smith certainly had a happy home
Slide 2**
Cissie saw her father in the 'Spotted Dog'
Slide 3**
He went home just a little bit unsteady
Slide 4**
Mrs Smith did her best to make home still more cheerful
Slide 5**
More and more frequently was John to be seen at the 'Golden Dragon'
Slide 6**
The poor wife and the elder girl, Cissie, were crouched together
Slide 7
The blow came with terrible severity on the most innocent
Slide 8**
Young Jack was slowly dragging one foot before the other on his way home
Slide 9**
The City Missionary learnt the story of the unhappy home
Slide 10**
Cissie slipped and in an instant one of the wheels had partly gone over her
Slide 11**
He heard Cissie pleading with God for her poor drunken father
Slide 12**
Perhaps no happier home could be found for miles
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisation

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 793)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1903)
Reading or song

‘How Cissie saved her father’ in Readings in prose and verse

Events where this set was shown

[Magic lantern service] (lantern service, Bolton, Lancashire, England, 11 September 1894)

The slide titles are taken from the text of the reading; the slides themselves carried no titles.

12 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides in Ilfracombe Museum Collection

11 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005975

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 July 2014

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