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Slide set: Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress (story: York & Son, 40-43 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Portrait of Bunyan
Slide 2
Bunyan alarmed for the salvation of his Soul
Slide 3
Bunyan listens to three Women
Slide 4
Bunyan parting with his Wife and Children
Slide 5
Bunyan's Tomb
Slide 6
Christian Reading his Book
Slide 6a

no image available
Slide 7
Christian, Pliable, and Obstinate
Slide 8
Christian helped out of the Slough
Slide 9**
Worldly Wiseman
Slide 10
Christian under Sinai
Slide 11
Christian knocking at the Gate
Slide 12
Goodwill shows Christian the way
Slide 13
Passion and Patience
Slide 14
The Fire burning
Slide 15
The Man with the stout countenance
Slide 16
The Man in the Cage
Slide 17
Christian's burden falls off
Slide 18
The three shining Ones
Slide 19
Christian in the Arbour
Slide 20
Christian at the door of Palace Beautiful
Slide 21
Christian armed
Slide 22
Christian defeats Apollyon
Slide 22a
Christian returns thanks
Slide 23
The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Slide 24
Faithful lifts Christian
Slide 25

no image available
Slide 25a
Death of Faithful
Slide 26
Christian and Hopeful enter into a brotherly convenant
Slide 27
Lady Feigning's daughter
Slide 28
Christian replies to Byends and Friends
Slide 29
The Pilgrims rest by the River of the Water of Life
Slide 30
Christian and Hopeful at the Stile of Bypath Meadow
Slide 31
Christian and Hopeful found asleep by Giant Despair
Slide 32
The Giant beats his Prisoners
Slide 33
Christian and Hopeful escape from the Dungeon
Slide 34
Christian and Hopeful on the Delectable Mountains
Slide 35
Victims of Giant Despair among the Tombs
Slide 36
Little Faith robbed
Slide 37
The Pilgrims in view of the Celestial City
Slide 38
The Pilgrims Cross the River of Death
Slide 39
The Pilgrims ascend the Hill under escort
Slide 40
Ignorance thrust into Hell
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-c.1895 (item ref. 71)

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1405)

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 46)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 500)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's progress (London: 1678)

Related slide set

see generic title The Pilgrim's progress (generic set title – 38 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BUNYAN, John  (1628-1688) – slides 1-4


Assuming they refer to the same set (the slide titles are identical), this has two entries in the Ivens catalogue. The second entry adds three extra slides, marks 28 of the slides as Life Model subjects, and refers to a published reading. This listing is repeated in the Medland catalogue.

A number of the slides marked as Life Model in the Ivens catalogue are actually drawings, at least in the set in the RAMM Collection.

This set appears to have been dropped from the stock of Riley Brothers at some stage, probably at the time they produced their own version of this subject in 1895.


1 slide known to exist in private collection

41 slides in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3004491

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 May 2024

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