Photographic life model series 'Cabin Boys Bible' Set of 20 (out of 21, slide 3 missing) coloured standard slides (3¼ inches or 83mm square), all with black mount, typed print identifying the number of the slide on the top right and the title 'Cabin Boys Bible' on the top left. The slides follow scenes of a young man at sea and a woman and her family (including the young man) at home. Title slide notes 'Narrative by M.S Haycraft, by special permission of J. Burnham and illustrated by Life Models'. Date: 1900 Slide Manufacturer: Rider & Co. Small family business run by William Joseph Rider that appeared in the ‘boom’ period of commercial slide production in the 1890s. Range of new life model slides (252 slides in thirteen sets) in 1900 - only manufacturer to produce more at that time was Bamforth. Life model work almost entirely created in the studio and Ryder worked closer with photographer George Truckle (cited as copyright author for some sets). Distributors: in stock of W. Nicholson & Sons (dates unknown), in stock of Peter Feathers (1901), and in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913 Reading or service of song: M.S. Haycraft (arr. John Burnham)

Item number 8009
Category Magic Lantern Slides
Type Magic Lantern
Dimensions 3¼ inches or 83mm square
Language English