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Slide set: The little shoes (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The mistress with a smiling face
Slide 2**
Then high she raised her in the air
Slide 3**
Out on the door-step, wet and cold
Slide 4**
On, on, he strode with rapid step
Slide 5**
A buzz of voices cheered him on
Slide 3 (rpt)**
I let her stand out in the street
Slide 2 (rpt)**
A crowd of people filled the place
Slide 3 (rpt)**
Out on the door-step stood my wife
Slide 4 (rpt)**
The touch of its small icy feet
Slide 6**
My child, thank God, is rosy now
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 39
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 38
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 301
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 186

“A Temperance ballad. Tells how the sight of a publican's child being fitted with new shoes arouses a drunkard and leads him to think of his own barefooted child.”

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), 316

“Verses by Mrs. Sewell , the slides are from life models.”

27 July 1888
Lucerna ID  3000533

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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