Magic Lantern Slide: Illustrations of Christian rites - Baptism

The image in this slide is a photograph of a book illustration and shows the Christian sacrament of baptism. The priest is making the sign of the cross on the baby’s forehead using holy water from the font, and they are surrounded by family and friends. The slide is part of a collection containing Christian messages and images which was donated to the museum in 1981.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Illustrations of Christian rites - Baptism
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Baptism
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion

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