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Slide set: Theo's resolve (service of song: Walter Tyler, 18 slides, in/before 1890)

Known references to this set
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 46

“18 Slides from Life Models. With Reading.

This is a capital story of a boy's resolve -- just the thing for scholars. Theo when a little child, promises his dying father always to do his duty and be kind to his mother. After his father’s death, poverty presses them hard, but through it all Theo sticks to his promise, and is kind and obedient to his mother. But now she is led astray by an evil companion and gives way to intemperance. Her mind is ruined, and she strikes and wounds her son. A little neighbour girl, Bessie, proves a good angel, and Theo is attended to and cared for, until he grows up and marries Bessie. Through the faithfulness of the son, the mother also is redeemed from her vices and restored to her proper mind.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 63
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 314
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 163

“The story of a brave boy almost ruined by a drunken mother, but saved by a kindly hand. Very suitable for general Temperance Meetings.”

Lucerna ID  3000626

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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