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Slide set: Tom, the boater: a tale of barge life (story: T.J. and W.F. Piggott, 43 slides, in/before 1901)

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Slide 1
Slide 2
I can grab it, Tom
Slide 3
He watched her rather sadly
Slide 4
You've got a bad leg, Tom
Slide 5
I wish he'd say them over again
Slide 6
What did you say, my boy?
Slide 7
Yes, I'd like him well enough
Slide 8
Hush! perhaps he won't see us
Slide 9
Do yer want it now? asked Polly
Slide 10
I shall sleep on deck
Slide 11
Don't speak so loud
Slide 12
Tom urged the horse forward
Slide 13
She took hold of old Toby
Slide 14
Tom! Tom! where are you
Slide 15
I want yer to let me tie up your leg
Slide 16
Tom, Tom, yer lazy thief
Slide 17
He put his clothes on
Slide 18
You're going to leg thro' them tunnels
Slide 19
Tom preparing to leg through
Slide 20
They were a long time going thro'
Slide 21
He flung the tow ropes to Polly
Slide 22
He did not go straight to the barge
Slide 23
Toby, how can yer be so aggawatin?
Slide 24
That youngster's overboard, I know
Slide 25
'He's a boater, I s'pose,' said the man
Slide 26
Yes! that's how I got drownded
Slide 27
Yes, my boy, don't you like them?
Slide 28
There was a little more talk
Slide 29
Polly threw herself on the grass
Slide 30
Wake up, don't let yer mother whack you
Slide 31
What's the good of tracts to boaters
Slide 32
Does the master know what he's a doing
Slide 33
You don't know me Gaffer, I daresay
Slide 34
Now, Gaffer, I'll look arter the 'oss
Slide 35
'Is Tom your brother,' asked the man
Slide 36
Hymn, 'Jesus who lives above the sky'
Slide 37
The prospect of sleeping on the tow-path
Slide 38
'Oh, she's in, is she?' said old Joe
Slide 39
Why will it not do, Tom?
Slide 40
The toll-keeper was very kind
Slide 41
Well, I should like to see this man, Tom
Slide 42

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Slide 43
Why, don't yer know me, Polly?
Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 45
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 268
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 88
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 175

“Describes the miserable condition of the 'bargees' a generation ago, when there were 'a hundred thousand heathen' living in barges on the canals of England.”

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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 March 2024

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