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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1779

T.T. Gill scene designs

Includes scene designs by T.T. Gill for multiple unidentified productions, as well as a design for a production of "Taming of the Shrew," along with a photograph, print, and stencil print related to the designs.


  • circa 1900-1930

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


0.5 linear feet (1 box and 29 oversize folders)

Includes scene designs likely from the first decades of the twentieth century, created for multiple unidentified productions, as well as a single identified design for a production of "Taming of the Shrew." Designs include painter's elevations, designs with scrims, sketches of design details, as well as materials that were likely used as sources, including a photograph of a theatre interior, a print of oak and willow trees, as well as a single stencil print. Designs include forests in both green and pink tones with classical architecture; mountain landscapes; as well as exterior views of houses, towns, and tea houses, among other landscapes and architectural features. The designs include watercolors or oil paint, pencil, or pen on paper, tissue, or mat.

Biographical / Historical

T.T. Gill was a scene and set designer for theatre productions.


Arranged as found prior to processing, in groupings of designs with similar appearances, coloring, and related subject matter.

Physical Location

b, pfd (P1.C1.06.01 [Folders 1-29])

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-113. Acquisition information unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2018.
Link to catalog
Gill, T.T. T.T. Gill scene designs, circa 1900-1930 (MS Thr 1779): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 April 05
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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