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Slide set: The transformation of Jabez Grudge (story: T.J. and W.F. Piggott, 38 slides, in/before 1898)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introductory slide
Slide 2
National School, Longton
Slide 3
The High Street, Longton
Slide 4
Fan! there's a burying
Slide 5
No other play was half so real
Slide 6
A funny little pair
Slide 7
Oh! Mr Digger
Slide 8
The two children sat down
Slide 9
34 Melville Street
Slide 10
Two innocent faces
Slide 11
They started downstairs
Slide 12
'There it is,' said Lil
Slide 13
There were unexpected obstacles
Slide 14
What did he say?
Slide 15
The home of Jabez Grudge
Slide 16
'Do you know?' she said
Slide 17

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Slide 18
'There's a Friend for little children'
Slide 19
Bar parlour of the Blue Dragon
Slide 20
[A dear, good soul was she]
Slide 21
[Glanced round the room]
Slide 22
[He lay in bed thinking]
Slide 23
An adventurous quest
Slide 24
'Why,' said Lil
Slide 25
Who's your father?
Slide 26
Two tired children
Slide 27
Then the good Genius
Slide 28
'Hulloa, Liz,' he said
Slide 29
He scrubbed his face
Slide 30
It was a wonderful breakfast
Slide 31
'There is beauty all around'
Slide 32
He went on digging
Slide 33
Lil somewhat offended
Slide 34
She lay white and still
Slide 35
And Lil knelt beside her
Slide 36
It's you, he said
Slide 37
Along by the river
Slide 38
The last time I saw him
Descriptive catalogue of lantern slides: available for hire or purchase (London: Walter Tyler, 1909), 596

“A Tale of Village Life, by Rev. Wm. C. Piggott.”

Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 63
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 204

“A tale of village life. A grumpy old gravedigger, and the dream that changed his life. Suitable for any audience.”

Lucerna ID  3003072

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 May 2023

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