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Tag Archives: 20th Century

The Toy Theatre Publishers Of Old St

These days the vicinity of Old St is renowned for its digital industries but, for over a hundred years, this area was celebrated as the centre of toy theatre manufacture … Continue reading

12/27/2017 · 2 Comments

The History Girls: Victorian Tattooed Ladies: Circus freaks or pioneering feminists? by Katherine Clements

The history of tattooing goes back to prehistory but the English word, in this context, is first attested in the writings of Captain Cook. An entry in Cook’s ship’s log … Continue reading

11/16/2016 · 1 Comment

The Space is the Place; the Museum’s Collection on Theaters | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

With Archtober – New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month – almost upon us, it has got my theater archivist’s mind turning to the city’s history of theater buildings. … Source: The Space is … Continue reading

10/27/2016 · Leave a comment

MABEL MAY-YONG | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

Mabel May Yong (1883-1945) was an Australian born actress and dancer. She appeared in German films. The IMDB reports that she had 21 film appearances between 1920 and 1925. In … Continue reading

12/06/2015 · 1 Comment

Actress Miss Dorothea Baird (1875-1933)

This an original book-plate of the actress Dorothea Baird [1875-1933] from 1899, which I bought from collectors Vintage Views. Miss Baird first appeared on stage  in 1894 for the Oxford University Dramatic … Continue reading

07/31/2015 · 4 Comments

First Night Design | The Lure of the Archive — Miss Vesta Tilley

Originally posted on First Night Design:
I’ve run out of bandwidth so I’m having to squeeze out a quick post that I prepared at Christmas when I sold 25 postcards…

05/03/2015 · Leave a comment

An actor’s life for me: Lena Ashwell

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
The first time I read the name Lena Ashwell was in connection with a production in 1902 of the Japan-set drama The Darling…

09/18/2014 · Leave a comment