My true love gave to me.....eleven pipers piping 89/608-23 Box with removable cover, 1 of 12, "Eleven Pipers Piping" part of "Surprise Boxes - Twelve Years of Christmas", parcel gilt silver, Stuart Devlin, London, England, 1980.
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Happy New Year to our blog readers. Today we have some historic fireworks to share with you. This intriguing device is a chromatrope, a mechanical slide for an early type of projector called a magic lantern.
This is the third our series based on the cataloguing of 2007/30/1, the archive of Dahl and Geoffrey Collings, specifically on the Christmas and New Year’s cards sent to them by family, friends and professional colleagues.
My true love gave to me.....ten lords a leaping 89/608-21 Box with removable cover, 1 of 12, "Ten Lords a-Leaping" part of "Surprise Boxes - Twelve Years of Christmas", parcel gilt silver, Stuart Devlin, London, England
my true love gave to me.... nine ladies dancing. Nine ladies dancing from the Powerhouse Museum Collection From left to right: 97/98/1-4/10 Page from photograph album, Florence Broadhurst, paper, unknown photographer, unknown location, c1920s 2007/56/88 Poster, '50's Widgie Bop', screen print on paper, designed by Jan Fieldsend, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1979 95/28/232-2 Photographic print, gelatin print, black and white, Arthur Jandaschewsky as "Jandy" with dancing woman, paper, Phil Ward Studios Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 1955-1965.
my true love gave to me.....8 maids a milking. A2035-1, Ceramic figure, female child holds sheaf of grain 93/338/286, Figure, Alice in Wonderland, `Alice’, earthenware, Royal Doulton, England, c.
my true love gave to me....seven swans a swimming. Seven swans from the Powerhouse Museum Collection From left to right: 90/58-1/32/3 Poster, 'Australia', black swan, colour lithograph on paper, designed by Douglas Annand for the Australian National Travel Association, Sydney, 1954, reprinted for the Australian Tourist Commission, Melbourne, 1972.