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Theatre Imperial

Object Number: 
2000.340
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper, thread
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (30.5 x 38.4 x 28.3 cm)
Description: 
"Theatre Imperial" paper theatre with a grooved wooden base fitted with a cardboard proscenium arch lithographed with four opera boxes and a red cotton scrolled curtain; three paper scenes chromolithographed and applied to cardboard including the stories of "Pocahontas", "The Battle of Bunker Hill" and "Robinson Crusoe"; "Pocahontas" set includes river and forest settings, seven native American figures, Pocahontas, two soldiers, two figures of John Smith and one John Rolfe; "Bunker Hill" includes a Boston street scene, a building, two groups of British Soldiers, Clinton, Gage, Warren Prescott and a colonial American figure; "Crusoe" includes a beach scene, the shore, a log fire, the shipwreck, a flag, a raft, a boat, a hut, a dog, a parrot, a native and four "Crusoes".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group