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Slide set: The newsboy's debt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
I saw a tiny, ill-clad boy -- one of thousands that we meet
Slide 2**
Then started as I touched his arm
Slide 3**
So, with a half-unconscious sigh, I sought my office desk again
Slide 4**
An urchin entered, barely seven -- the same Scotch face, the same blue eyes
Slide 5**
It's only fit to sell for rags, but then, you know, it's all he had
Slide 6**
I thought him smiling in his sleep, and scarce believed her when she said
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 61)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894-1912 (item ref. 7669)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 187)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1887)
Reading or song

Hannah R. Hudson, The newsboy's debt in Short lantern readings 1 (c.1887)

Related slide sets

see generic title The newsboy's debt (generic set title)

reissued as The newsboy's debt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1903)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000426

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 March 2015

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