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Slide set: The torn bible (story: T.T. Wing, at least 24 slides, in/before 1911)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Title slide
Slide 2
In the old churchyard
Slide 3
Hubert's mother by the bedside
Slide 4

no image available
Slide 5
Hubert bids good-bye to his friends
Slide 6
Hubert promises to read the bible
Slide 7
Hubert's parents weep
Slide 8

no image available
Slide 9
His eye fell upon his mother's last
Slide 10
It was the bible
Slide 11
Hubert's heart was heavy
Slide 12
Hubert tried to replace the torn
Slide 13
The words of the blood-spotted
Slide 14
Hubert placed the bible in his
Slide 15
[Slide title unknown]
Slide 16
Hubert wounded
Slide 17

no image available
Slide 18
Next day the doctor came
Slide 19
The nurse and doctor watch beside
Slide 20
'Doctor, will you pray?'
Slide 21
Hubert asked for his coat
Slide 22
His mother's last gift saved his life
Slide 23

no image available
Slide 24

no image available
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1911)
Related slide set

see generic title The torn Bible (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


There may have been more slides in this set, but no catalogue references have yet been found.

The slide titles, where known, are taken from printed labels on the top edges of the slides, and are truncated as shown here. Some are also taken from a handwritten list in a private collection (source unknown).

Wing is identified as the maker from the style of the images and labels, and the use of Chatteris church as a background in Slide 2.

The latest possible date is on the basis that Chatteris appears in one of the slides, and by 1911 Wing was no longer based there.


19 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3010492

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 April 2023

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