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Toy theaters

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Toys comprising engravings in miniature of the characters, scenery, stage, and proscenium, either hand-colored or without color for the child to color him- or herself; they were designed to be cut out and mounted on stiff backing such as cardboard or wood. They often included a booklet with a brief version of the play. Appearing first in the early 19th century in London, they typically mimicked contemporary melodrama popular in the standard theaters. They were produced primarily in England and Germany throughout the 19th and into the 20th century, and are still produced today in small numbers. For portable performing arts structures designed for the presentation of puppet shows, see "puppet theaters." For three-dimensional representations of theater buildings or of theater spaces such as stage and proscenium, whther used in performances or simply as models, see "miniature theaters."

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Advertisement design for Bioscope Palace , 1970s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Preliminary colored drawing of a design for a Bioscope Palace advertisement. It states that the Bioscope Palace is the "home of FINE ENTERTAINMENT for ALL the FAMILY."
Dates: 1970s

Advertisement design for Bioscope Palace, 1970s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 7
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Drawn in color, advertisement design for Bioscope Theater. "Coming! Don't Miss It! Limited Engagement Hurry!"
Dates: 1970s

Program cover design for Bioscope Palace , 1970s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Program design for the Bioscope Palace drawn in colored felt tip marker. Some preliminary graphite lines remain.
Dates: 1970s

Prototype of Bioscope Palace, 1974

 Item — 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 8, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Mechanical prototype design of a miniature or toy theater with three strips. Designed as a replica of a 1910-style motion picture theater illustrated with pen and ink and watercolor. The two strips of scenes include 12 captioned drawings of scenes imitating early film. The other strip has illustrated announcements to the audience. All are hand-colored with pen and black ink, watercolor and colored felt-tip pen.
Dates: 1974

Quiller-Couch family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 551
Overview: Writings by J. M. Barrie, postcards, scrapbooks, photographs, and a toy theater version of Peter Pan related to the family of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. J. M. Barrie writings consist of a photograph album and manuscript storybook by Barrie, "The Pippa and Porthos," telling the story of Bevil Quiller-Couch and Barrie's dog Porthos on a walk in Fowey, Cornwall. Postcards consist of postcard albums and loose postcards, probably collected by Foy Felicia Quiller-Couch. Postcard correspondents...
Dates: 1878-1954

Sketched mock-up design of Bioscope Theatre , 1970s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 5
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Mock-up shows both the printed and mechanical design of the theater. The folder was previously used to keep files regarding Judith Sachs; it is labeled in pen, "Judith Sachs 6/12/78."
Dates: 1970s

Sam Smith Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 14
Overview: The collection comprises original work by Sam Smith including ink drawings, mock-ups, hand-carved wooden boats, paper model sets, typescripts, and correspondence.
Dates: 1972-1996, bulk 1972-1979