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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 frequent showers pageant participants in Deerfield, Massachusetts, posed in silk and velvet, for photographers Frances and Mary Allen. The allegorical figure of Vision, in a yellow mosquito netting dress, exuded grace and drama. Local resident Mr. Hyde, as Shakespeare, was described by the Allen Sisters as "a very clever imitation and likes the fun."


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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

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"Elizabethan Group"

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

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