Lily W. Jewett costume designs for "The Potentate of Weatherdom"
Watercolor designs on tissue paper with three pages of manuscript text describing the costumes.
- circa 1925
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Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Extent.08 linear feet (10 drawings)
Biographical / Historical
Information is scarce, but Lily W. Jewett's life dates may have been 1893- or 1894-1971; she may have been an employee of the Boston Public Schools teaching millinery (Manual of the public schools of the City of Boston, 1943, online).
"The Potentate of Weatherdom" was a May Day festival written by Margaret Parsons circa 1920.
Ownership and Custodial History
Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Melanie Wisner, 2020.
- Jewett, Lily W. Lily W. Jewett costume designs for "The Potentate of Weatherdom", circa 1925 (2003MT-341): Guide
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 November 16
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