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English country dancers in their "gay colors" lead this procession of intrigued Elizabethan ladies and gentlemen. Reviving Elizabethan customs allowed pageant directors to import the best of 16th century English culture, romanticized as the pre-industrial golden age and a period uncluttered with modern machines.


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"Elizabethan Group"

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   1916
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
process/materials   platinum print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.0633.01-.02

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"Pageant of Old Deerfield on the Grounds of the Allen Homestead"

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