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Toy theatre 'Zoological Garden'

Toy theatre, 'Zoological Garden', paper / varnish / paint, made in Germany, 1860-1870 This mid-nineteenth century paper toy was originally housed in a red and green cardboard box. The box has been covered with paper from the book 'The Hundred Best Pictures', published by Charles Letts & Co. in 1901. The box houses 46 separate cardboard cut outs depicting various parts of a zoological garden, including a variety of different animals. Each has been printed lithographically in monochrome and then hand painted using aniline dyes. Some parts of the cut-outs have been varnished to amplify the sense of depth.

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(Accession num: A8964)

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toy, theatre, lion, zoological, paper, play, hand coloured, Germany, diorama

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