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Toy Theatre Sheets

  • Two hand-coloured sheets, of scenes 10 and 11 from The Miller and his Men
  • Benjamin Pollock, Juvenile Theatrical Print Publisher
  • 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London
  • In business from 1877-1937
  • 210 x 172mm (8¼ x 6¾in)

The Toy Theatre, also known as Juvenile Drama, has been present in England since the early 19th century. It has brought enjoyment to countless thousands of children and has attracted adult collectors to seek out these elusive flimsy sheets of paper, some plain, others hand-coloured, to appreciate their simple beauty and charm.



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