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Lantern Slide - 'Pilgrim's Progress', Christiana & Family, ' The Marriage of Matthew & Mercy', 1850-1900 Image Reg. No: MM 37679

Number 8 in a series of twelve 19th century lantern slides depicting the story of Christiana and her family's pilgrimage, the second part of John Bunyon's 1678 allegorical narrative 'Pilgrim's Progress'.

This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.
Description Of Content:
Hand coloured illustration depicting a wedding group outside a church. The bride is wearing a long white gown, the groom is wearing a red jerkin and blue hose. Two children run ahead holding flowers. Great-Heart is at the back of the group with his shield slung across his back.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 97 mm (Height), 176 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: folklore, illustrations, religions, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Tertiary Classification: moral tales
Organisations Depicted: John Bunyan
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Made: England, Great Britain, 1830-1880
Other Association (See Comments): Mr John Bunyan, Bedford, England, Great Britain, 1678

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