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Slide set: Nell (service of song: Chatham Pexton, 25 slides, in/before 1913)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
One cold, raw evening towards the end of November
Slide 2
'Is that you, Nell?' he asked
Slide 3
One, two, three, four, five and a a'penny
Slide 4
An old man knocked down by a bus
Slide 5
'Sit down, poor child!'
Slide 6
'Daddy,' she said softly, 'Daddy, it's me'
Slide 7
Faint and weary, she laid herself down
Slide 8
With a start Nell awoke
Slide 9
'Hullo, Nell!' she cried
Slide 10
An old woman sat close beside the fire
Slide 11
Nell's evenings were spent with Miss Stuart
Slide 12
Nell reading her letter
Slide 13
'I'll teach you to come listening at doors'
Slide 14
'Open that drawer, Mary'
Slide 15
Nell hurries along through the quiet street
Slide 16
Nell sees two little crossing sweepers
Slide 17
'You've come after the place,' she said
Slide 18
'What makes you look so white and ill'
Slide 19
Nell purchases at the cheap stalls
Slide 20
Nell stood at the door of a deserted shop
Slide 21
'Here, Sammy, you've had enough!'
Slide 22
Nell took the baby upon her lap
Slide 23
'Have a bed made up in number six!'
Slide 24
'Miss Alice,' Nell sobbed, 'I never did it'
Slide 25
The death of little Nell
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons, , dates unknown (item ref. 15)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 181)

Main type of image
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1913)
Reading or song

F.M. Cowen (arr. John Burnham), Nell: the story of a London waif (London and Brentford: John Bateman and John Burnham, n.d.)

Related slide set

reissue of Nell: the story of a London waif (story: Chatham Pexton, 24 slides, 1894)


This reissued set is substantially the same as the Chatham Pexton set of 1894, with an additional slide 4, 'An old man knocked down by a bus' and all subsequent slides renumbered up by 1.


25 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3003114

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 13 December 2017

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