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The popularity of historical pageants in the early 20th century reveals nostalgia for earlier time. This photograph of a pageant in Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken on a hot summer day. It captures the sharing of history by the audience and the presenters. The distance between the performers and the audience necessarily limited the dialogue but music and pantomime served to strengthen the dramatic impact.

 

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Audience perspective of Deerfield's historical pageant

photographer   Unidentified
date   1910-1916
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   3.0"
width   5.25"
process/materials   gelatin silver print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.12.0461.02


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"Andrews Family"

"Deerfield's Summer Plays"

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