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Hooker (Marian Osgood) Collection; Box 1, Virtual Folder 1: Marlborough Maidens

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0469_001.001


  • Digitized: June 1895

Summary Note

"Marlborough Maidens" is a photographically illustrated manuscript which contains posed photographs that complement two original publications with rhymed prose, "Sub Rosa" and "Symposium." The models and authors of these productions were probably several of Marian's classmates from the Marlborough School for Girls, including Henrietta Visscher, Alice Gertrude Paul, and Mary Cutler. In "Sub Rosa," the girls are posed as Greek goddesses, with accompanying poetic text. "Symposium" consists of a series of vignettes, such as "The Marlboro Sirens," "A Carnival in Madrid," and "A Rhymed Tragedy." These vignettes are also composed of original rhymed text and posed photographs of the girls dressed in several costumes, including a Japanese orchestra, a Fiji chief, a nun, and several other characters which serve to illustrate the text. This album also includes hand-drawn decorations around the margins and on the cover. The PDF linked above is best viewed in Adobe Reader. To download Adobe Reader, click here.

Rights Statement Note

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Physical Description Note

1 photographically illustrated manuscript

Repository Details

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