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A little bit of blue

Beautiful set of ten square magic lantern slides made by the English manufacturer of magic lantern slides York & Son. In the top left corner we see the trade mark of the manufacturer.
After a poem by Alfred H. Miles.
It starts:

The landlord of the 'Dragon'
Was standing at the door
Of his celebrated ale and stout
And wine and spirit store,
When a little child approached him
And looked him o'er and o'er.

A tiny little creature,
Her garments old and torn;
She looked indeed a child of need,
Forsaken and forlorn:
The landlord's little daughter wore
The clothes she should have worn.
1.  The landlord of the Dragon.
2.  He bade her 'run and play'. 3.  Attracted to the doorway. 4.  She hurried up among them.
5.  A maiden sat and waited. 6.  The father stumbled in. 7.  She sewed the piece of ribbon.
8.  Till her angel mother kissed her. 9.  One brought a pail of water. 10.  She watering the flowers.

Nellie's Prayer
At least three different series known. This one is made by Theobald & Co., England as a set of twelve square slides after a book by George R. Sims.
1. Called to the war 2. He kissed his darling Nellie 3. She always prayed for father
4. Why are you crying, mammie 5. A woman stooped and kissed 6. I fell on my knees and prayed
7. I sat by the fireside heart-broken 8. Nellie was praying to God for her dadda, not knowing that he was dead 9. An angel watching o'er her
10. Mammie, will father soon come home 11. There was a quick step, and the door opened 12. Thank God for His blessed mercy, and His answer to Nellie's prayer

Scrub, the workhouse boy.
A complete set of 12 magic lantern slides. The slides are mounted in a mahogany frame that measures 6 3/4" x 4". The glass slides measure 3 1/4" square. They are all hand coloured.
The story of a orphan boy.

Bob the Fireman, or life in the Red Brigade

Set of twelve square slides made by Theobald & Co., England.
1. Possibly there is no more exciting spectacle than that of a large fire. 2. 'If the fire is within half a mile we should send on the escape'. 3. In less than three minutes of receiving the call we were starting.
4. You would scarcely credit the weight of a fire engine when you see the speed they dash along the street. 5. On, on we dashed through the streets. 6. A large house at the front of the builder's yard in flames.
7. Efforts were at once made to get out the horses. 8. A man was bringing out his wife. 9. A woman's form appeared at one of the windows at the back.
10. Once he paused and threw back his head. 11. He appeared with not the girl only, but a boy also, clasped in his arms. 12. He received from the Duke of Cambridge a prize medal for his bravery.

Bob the Fireman was also published as a set of four long slides each containing three images. The box is 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) long.

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