|Title||Berean lesson pictures, March 19, 1899, vol. 11 (1) pt. 12 (recto) |
|Alternate Title||Christ the Good Shepherd |
|Publisher||Eaton & Mains|
|Publisher Location||United States--New York--New York |
|Publication Date||1899 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints|
|Notes||Illustrated with color printed reliefs.|
Berean Lesson Pictures were cardboard cards issued quarterly by the Methodist Church to be used for teaching aids. They contained a picture for every Sunday of the year and were designed to teach children the lessons of the Bible using "material and suggestions to help the teacher tell the story and teach lessons in an impressive and interesting manner".
The illustration depicts Christ leading a flock of sheep.
Printed on the recto: Christ the Good Shepherd. John 10 : 1-16. I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Copyright, 1897 by the Providence Lithography Company.
|Contextual Notes||Picture cards were lesson helps designed to make religious schooling more consistent and uniform. They were usually keyed to a particular lesson for each Sunday with the lesson illustrated on one side and accompanied by questions and relevant text on the verso. The cards were designed so that students could literally put them in their pockets and take them home. Much of the imagery was derived from religious art already in circulation among American religious educators at the time. |
The original Bereans were inhabitants of the ancient city of Berea who, according to the Book of Acts 17:11, "... received the word [of God] with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily." Later churches adopted the name Berean to reflect this emphasis on the primacy of scripture.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Sunday schools -- Curricula -- Periodicals; Christian education of children -- Periodicals |
|Category||Bibles and religious works|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0927 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Physical Description|| leaf: illustrated; 10 x 7.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.148 |