icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

1916 marked the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death and many of the pageants staged that year included references to his plays. In spite of the summer heat and rain, pageant participants in Deerfield, Massachusetts posed in silk and velvet, for photographers Frances and Mary Allen. A local resident, Mr. Hyde, played Shakespeare and was described by the Allen sisters as "a very clever imitation and likes the fun."


top of page

Shakespeare and the Spirit of Vision

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   1916
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
process/materials   gelatin silver print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.1383.01-.06

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

"Elizabethan Group"

Court Dancers

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

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback