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MS Thr 933

Theatrical penny plain and twopence coloured portraits, 1812-1848: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 933
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Theatrical penny plain and twopence coloured portraits,
Date(s): 1812-1848.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Hand-colored and uncolored "penny plain" and "twopence coloured" theatrical portrait prints.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Theatrical Penny Plain and Twopence Coloured Portraits, 1812-1848 (MS Thr 933). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by person depicted.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains hand-colored and uncolored theatrical portrait prints known as "penny plains" and "twopence coloureds" which were collected and often used in toy theaters. The names of the prints originated from the prices each cost to purchase.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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