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1 Title:   Toy Theater collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   circa 1878-1921  
The collection consists of dozens of toy theater sheets with colorful characters and sceneries. Some of the characters are from Der Froschkönig, Bruderchen und Schwefterchen, Die Reise um die Erde in achtzig Tagen, Kalif Storch von Bagdad, Die Jungfrau von Orleans; and scenery includes tents, castles, stormy seas, palaces, churches, holiday scenes, et cetera. J.F.S.i.E is printed on the right hand corner of most sheets. Nr. and Nro. stands for Number, and the actual number is the sheet's number for production and sale. The collection also includes The Family Temple Toy Theater (also called Le Temple de Famille and Der Familientempel). The miniature theater includes biblical characters and scenery that focus on the story of Jesus, through birth to death. The colored figurines and backdrops are cut out and mounted onto stiff backing.
  Identifier:   ms1702  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Imagerie d'Épinal (portable theatre scenes)  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Imagerie Pellerin (Epinal, France)  
  Dates:   circa 1870  
The collection consists of colored lithographed sheets of European theatrical stage settings, figures, etc. which were designed to be used by children. Most are numbered and were printed by Pellerin and Cie. At the head of each sheet is Imagerie d'Epinal which was founded in 1796. These sheets were published circa 1870. While overwhelmingly in French, some sheets feature German, English, and Spanish titles. An inventory of the collection is available in the accession folder.
  Identifier:   ms1511  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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