Programme cards, late-19th century
- Programme cards.
- Great Britain : publisher not identified, late-19th century.
- Physical Description:
- 24 cards (12 pairs) ; each 10 x 6 cm
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- Seven of the cards depict a boy in blue Elizabethan dress, holding a sprig of dogwood, beneath the word "Programme." A larger branch of dogwood, with pink flowers, fills the remainder of the panel. Five of the cards are identical to this design, except that the boy is replaced by a girl in purple Elizabethan dress. The girl holds a flower basked in her left hand and raises a red flower to her face with her right hand.
Accompanying the 12 cards depicting the boy and girl are an additional 12 cards depicting a spring of dogwood with white flowers, against a gold circle. The two sets of 12 are clearly meant to be paired, as a border of gold and red connects them. The exact purpose of the cards is ambiguous. Perhaps they were intended to be hinged together (with decorative tape?) to form a simple booklet describing entertainments (such as children's theatricals), with the blank interior to be completed in manuscript.
- Subject Terms:
- Amateur theater.Great Britain -- Social life and customs.Theater and children.
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