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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1852

House in the Pines school production of a midsummer night's dream broadside and photographs


Photographs and a broadside from the Massachusetts Girls School production of a Midsummer Night's Dream.


  • 1914

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.08 linear feet (1 folder)

Seventeen black-and-white photographs and one broadside printed in red and black. The photographs are stamped with “C.W. Godchaux of Attleboro, MA” and depict an all-female troupe in costume acting out the scenes from the play in the woods. The broadside lists the actresses and musicians in the production.

Biographical / Historical

House in the Pines was established in 1911 in Norton, Massachusetts. The school was founded by former Wheaton Seminary teacher Gertrude E. Cornish. It was a private school for girls in a large house east of Wheaton Seminary, offering secondary education and college preparatory programs.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged into two series: Broadside; and Photographs.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MT-024. Purchased from Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books in 2018 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.

House in the Pines school production of a midsummer night's dream broadside and photographs, 1914 (MS Thr 1852): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
September 20, 2018
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Repository Details

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