Juvenile Drama Collection

The Juvenile Drama Collection, originally gathered together by Desmond Seaton Reid, comprises more than six thousand sheets of engravings and lithographs illustrating the characters and scenery from British and some European plays between 1810 and 1940. The sheets are particularly valuable for the information they provide about costumes, sets and favourite actors and actresses of the popular theatre of the nineteenth century. Among the British publishers represented are Green, Park, Pollock, Redington, Skelt, Webb and West.

There are also two model toy theatres with accompanying sets and characters. Images from The Miller and His Men can be seen below.

Miller and Men, Image 2    Miller and Men, Image 3  Miller and Men, Image 4