Box 34

Pen and ink

No known illustrator(s) [however an illegible signature is on drawings]

Known books with call numbers and possible books:
The Gospel Story [Not at AAS]
Half Hours with the Bible McL H169 H841 1892

Known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories:
[Illustrations for New Testament]

Genre/subject of illustrations:
Publishing process -- text and image layout

Note on file: “Folders 1-17 are not in AAS collection but several are similar to Boxed Art Gospel Story; may be in Pierson 1892 McLoughlin book which is at the Library of Congress. The Helen Pierson Book is a very likely key to identify.”


Selected Illustrations
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Folder 10


Folder 14

Folder 1 “Jesus healing the sick child. – Page 69” Christ with his hands on the forehead and arms of a child; the child is being held by a woman looking up at Christ; there is a crowd of sick people to the left and behind, 37 x 26.5 cm [Used in: Half Hours with the Bible McL H169 H841 1892]

Folder 2 “Jesus and the Penitent Woman. – Page 84” Christ pointing down at a woman with her arms folded across her chest; he is speaking to a man in decorative robes; behind is a crowd of men, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 3 “The Good Samaritan. – Page 87” A priest in robes helping a naked man along a path on a donkey towards the viewer; behind is a village, 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 4 “Jesus at the house of Mary and Martha. – Page 88” Jesus to the right seated; woman sits in front of him with her hands folded; another woman is at a table behind them with food and wine; on the floor is a sleeping dog [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 2], 37 x 27 cm

Folder 5 “The Good Shepherd. – Page 94” Christ walking along the outer edge of a mountain with a lamb on his shoulder; in the distance is another mountain and birds, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 6 “The Return of the Prodigal Son. – Page 105” An older man embracing his son who is on bended knee before him; there is an additional woman carrying a vase on her shoulder; in the distance are palm trees, 37 x 26 cm

Folder 7 “Jesus Blessing little Children. – Page 108” Christ sitting against a building; there are numerous children before him; he has a toddler on his lap and his hand on a girl’s head; mothers are gathered around as well, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 8 “The Widow’s Mites. – Page 120” Chris sitting before a collection box; there is a woman carrying a child in her arms and a child before her putting money in a box, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 9 “The Wise and the Foolish Virgins. – Page 123” Numerous women on a hill; there is one at the summit with her arms extended; some are carrying lamps and several are in the foreground weeping, 37 x 27 cm

Folder 10 “‘Take and Drink, for this is my blood which is shed for you.’ – Page 135” Christ to the left with a cup extended towards his disciples; above is a lit chandelier; several of the disciples are kneeling, 37 x 27.5 cm

Folder 11 “On the way to the garden of Gethsemane. – Page 137” Christ with his arm raised and his other arm wrapped around a woman; to the left are two men in robes; behind is a village, 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 12 “Jesus finds his disciples sleeping – Page 137” Christ with a halo around his head leaning against a rock; in front of him are three people sleeping one next to a sword; behind are several men walking forward with torches, 37.5 x 29 cm

Folder 13 “And Pilate said unto them, ‘behold the man.’ – Page 147” Christ standing on a balcony with a wreath of thorns on his head; his hands are tied and a crowd is before him; Pontius Pilate presents him, behind are soldiers, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 14 “Jesus is led forth to Calvary. – Page 148” Christ carrying his cross; a man follows with a box of nails and hammer and there is a crowd in front of him; women and children are huddled in the corner weeping, 37 x 28 cm

Folder 15 “The Death of Jesus on the Cross. Page 150” Christ on the cross with his head down; in front of him is a crowd of people a woman clutches his feet; to the left is a soldier in a helmet, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 16 “Carrying the Body of Jesus to the Tomb. – Page 153” Christ being carried by several men down steps into a stone tomb; there are three women behind looking on crying; in the background are three crosses on a hill, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 17 “The Body of Jesus Laid in the Tomb. – Page 154” The body of Christ laid on a stone; before him is a woman, a wreath of thorns and two bottles; a man drapes a cloth over his face; in the doorway are three people exiting, 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 18 “Mary Magdalene at the entrance to the tomb. Page 155” Mary outside the door of the tomb crying; she is sitting on the broken door pieces; Christ comes behind her with a halo around his head, 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 19 “Jesus and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. – Page 156” Christ standing on a path with two men; he has a staff in his hand; the men are gesturing towards a building behind them, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 20 “The ascension of Jesus into Heaven. – Page 162” Christ being raised on a cloud upward; there are angels to his left and right; on the ground are the darkened figures of the disciples, 37 x 26.5 cm


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