Painted lantern slide depicting a winged man writing in front of an angel: 'The Captain's Petition to Shaddai'. Shaddai is sovereign of the universe and creator of the fictional town of Mansoul. One of a series of 12 printed lantern slides depicting the story of The Holy War, originally written in 1682 by John Bunyan.

Part of a collection of 126 slides previously located together in a wooden box. The collection contains photographic, printed and hand painted slides depicting landscapes, buildings, scientific drawings, animals and religious stories.

Description of Content

Painted image of a winged man writing on a white surface on a desk in front of a winged figure; other winged people gather around.

Physical Description

Hand painted image on a glass plate mounted in a solid wood frame.

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