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Slide set: The gin shop (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
This is the gin shop all glittering and gay
Slide 2
These are the drinks that are sold night and day
Slide 3
This is the landlord who coins his bright gold
Slide 4
This is the landlady, all jewels and lace
Slide 5**
These are the customers, youthful and old
Slide 6
This is the drunkard in rags and disgrace
Slide 7
This is the woman with woe-begone face
Slide 8
This is the pastor, so noble and kind
Slide 9

no image available
Slide 10
This is the church, to which, one Sabbath-day
Slide 11
This is the text which the good pastor chose
Slide 12
This is the cottage, the home of delight
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 85
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 37
Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 72
Other reference
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), 315

“Cruikshank, Told after the fashion of ' The house that Jack built.'”

Lucerna ID  3000733

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 September 2021

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