The Cross Series - partial set - slide 91/230; Limelight Department, Salvation A...


Heritage in the Limelight


The Cross Series - partial set - slide 91/230

About this object

The Cross Series was made by the Salvation Army's Limelight Department, a very early and significant manufacturer of lantern slides in Australia and arguably the producers of Australia's first feature-length productions [See : Jolly, 'Soldiers of the Cross: Time, Narrative and Affect', Early Popular Visual Culture 11:4 (2013): 293-311]

This extensive set includes life model scenes, backdrops and actors, also used in 'Heroes of the Cross', a 1908 remake of 'Soldiers of the Cross' (1900), both produced by the Limelight Department. The later is held at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra.

Place Made

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Limelight Department, Salvation Army, Melbourne, Australia


standard glass slide

Portfolio Title

The Cross Series

Date Made


Subject and Association Keywords

life model, story

Subject and Association Keywords

scriptural illustration


(SA) Salvation Army Australia

Credit Line

Salvation Army Heritage Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Object Type

photograph - hand coloured

Object number


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