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Slide set: The lifeboat (recitation: York & Son, 7 slides, 1886)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
'This ain't what we calls rough'
Slide 2**
The beach here was strewn with wreckage
Slide 3**
I knelt by her side and prayed
Slide 4**
You're wanted
Slide 5**
In hail of the Vessel
Slide 6**
I stretched out my hand
Slide 7
By the bedside were my Wife and Jack
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 40
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 39-40
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 248
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 167

“A story of splendid devotion to duty which saved two lives. Told in very spirited verse. By G.R. Sims.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 126
Other references (2)
15 January 1886
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), 294

“A tale in verse, by G. R. Sims, in which the husband of a woman, who is lying dying of grief for the loss of a son, is begged by the captain of the lifeboat to join in a daring rescue. The dying woman begs her husband to go , he obeys, he seizes a body in the water, gets a terrible blow, is laid up at home, and at last discovers that he rescued his son, and that his wife has recovered her health at the joyful sight of her long-lost son.”

Lucerna ID  3000534

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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