Number 4 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.

Description of Content

Hand coloured illustration of Christiana filling a jug with water from a spring. She is surrounded by a group of fellow travellers, including Great-Heart, who is wearing a shield and helmet.

Physical Description

Single lantern slide, comprising circular hand-coloured print on glass, with black mask, mounted in rectangular wooden frame.

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