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Slide set: The newsboy's debt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

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Slide 1**
I saw a tiny, ill-clad boy -- one of thousands that we meet
Slide 2**
Then started as I touched his arm
Slide 3**
So, with a half-unconscious sigh, I sought my office desk again
Slide 4**
An urchin entered, barely seven -- the same Scotch face, the same blue eyes
Slide 5**
It's only fit to sell for rags, but then, you know, it's all he had
Slide 6**
I thought him smiling in his sleep, and scarce believed her when she said
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Illustrated catalogue of magic, optical and dissolving view lanterns, lime-light apparatus and slides: season 1898-99 (London: Wrench & Son, 1898), 389

“From the 'Child's Companion,' 1878, by permission.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 16
Descriptive catalogue of lantern slides: available for hire or purchase (London: Walter Tyler, 1909), 415

“From the 'Child's Companion,' 1878, by permission.”

Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 45
Other references (2)
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 299

“A gentleman trusts a newspaper boy to get change, which he was to bring to his office. The lad, however, is run over, but sends his brother to say that when he gets well he'll work to refund the money lost at the time of the accident.”

27 July 1888
Lucerna ID  3000426

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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