Cinderella, 1891

Summary

In 1891, the McLoughlin Bros. publishing firm patented this arch-shaped variant of the rectangular "pantomime" books available at the time. Pantomime books depicted a theater during a live stage show. Readers turned the pages to reveal each new scene as a family of theatergoers -- printed behind the cover flaps -- watched the "play" unfold.

In 1891, the McLoughlin Bros. publishing firm patented this arch-shaped variant of the rectangular "pantomime" books available at the time. Pantomime books depicted a theater during a live stage show. Readers turned the pages to reveal each new scene as a family of theatergoers -- printed behind the cover flaps -- watched the "play" unfold.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1891

Subject Date

1891

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.0.3.97

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11.6875 in

Width: 9.875 in

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