|Creator:||Imagerie Pellerin (Epinal, France).|
|Title:||Imagerie d'Épinal (portable theatre scenes)|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (8 oversized folders A)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of colored lithographed sheets of European theatrical stage settings, figures, etc. which were designed to be used by children. Most are numbered and were printed by Pellerin and Cie. At the head of each sheet is Imagerie d'Epinal which was founded in 1796. These sheets were published circa 1870. While overwhelmingly in French, some sheets feature German, English, and Spanish titles. An inventory of the collection is available in the accession folder.|
Imagerie d'Épinal, based in Épinal and other French towns, developed a distinct form of comic strip. Throughout the 19th century the common people and particularly children in rural areas of France, The Netherlands, and Germany had subsisted on Imagerie d'Épinal, single, cheap broadsheets hawked about the countryside and in small towns. These documents covered, often in narrative form, such topics of folk interest as religious stories, patriotic histories and fairy tales. The severe and simple didactic plates had a more or less realistic social emphasis. --- Brittanica Online Encyclopedia. http://search.eb.com/eb/article-13706 Retrieved 3/9/2009.
Roughly sorted into series by title. See accession file for a more detailed invetory.
Imagerie d'Epinal. MS 1511. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.