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MS Thr 699

Waxworks advertisements, 1827-1895: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 699
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Waxworks advertisements,
Date(s): 1827-1895.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are primarily in English; a few in French and German.
Abstract: Advertisements for primarily British waxworks. Also includes some waxworks in the United States.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Waxworks Advertisements, 1827-1895 (MS Thr 699). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

A wax museum (or waxworks) contains a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people in lifelike poses.


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Scope and Contents

Includes advertisements in various formats, including broadsides (or playbills), clippings, and posters. Items are primarily British, but also a few of American origin.

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