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:

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.


top of page

Audience perspective of Deerfield's historical pageant

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

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

"Deerfield's Summer Plays"

"Leaving for Bloody Brook"

"Andrews Family"

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