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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 692

Pantomime and mime collection


Images and clippings concerning performers and performances of pantomime and mime.


  • 1818-1960

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Collection includes lithographs, engravings, photographs, photomechanical prints, and clippings. Performers depicted include Jean Gaspard Deburau, Marcel Marceau, Joseph and Mathilda (Lehman) Marzetti, Harry Payne, Ravel family, and many others.

Biographical / Historical

Pantomime is a type of musical-comedy theatrical production traditionally found in the United Kingdom. Mime artists are performers who use "miming," which is the acting out of a story through body motions, without use of speech.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Images of pantomime and mime
  2. II. Printed material on pantomime and mime

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Source unknown, date unknown.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Pantomime and mime collection, 1818-1960: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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