Magic Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Samson

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker shows a misericord in Bristol Cathedral depicting Samson holding open a lion’s jaw. It tells the biblical story of Samson having immense strength and being able to quickly kill a lion. The misericords in Bristol Cathedral date from 1515 to 1526, and are on the underside of stall seats to provide a shelf to perch on when standing during long services.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Samson
Simple Name
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Samson
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'MISERICORDE BRISTOL' on top edge; handwritten 'Bristol Misericord. Samson.' on mount

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