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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 315

L. J. Binns caricatures


Caricatures of English theatrical and music hall celebrities in ink and watercolor by English caricaturist L. J. Binns.


  • Creation: undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes 45 caricatures in ink and watercolor of English theatrical and music hall celebrities, including Sir Henry Irving, Sir John Hare, Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, and Sir Herbert Beerbohn Tree.

Biographical / Historical

Binns was an English caricaturist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*76M-12. Purchased with the R. G. Shaw fund from Robert Vaughan, 20 Chapel St., Stratford-upon-Avon, England; received: 1976 September 22.

Binns, L. J. L. J. Binns caricatures: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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