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Pilgrim's Progress, written by John Bunyan in 1678, was standard reading in schools in the eighteenth century. Photographers Frances and Mary Allen costumed and carefully posed a young boy with "the book" by the light of a candle. The Colonial Revival of the early twentieth century and the public interest in historical fiction gave the Allen sisters many ideas for carefully posed pictures.


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"Pilgrim's Progress"

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   c. 1910
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   4.5"
height   6.75"
process/materials   platinum print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.0244

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"Little Puritan"

Barbara Allen (1902-1931) dressed as a Puritan

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