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John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera and Women's Studies: Entertainment

A guide to finding the easiest ways to accessing ephemera of interest to Women's Studies in the John Johnson Collection


Our theatrical prints are mainly in Trade in Prints and Scraps and in Actors, Actresses and Entertainers.

Mrs Honey as Celestia

Mrs Honey as Celestia in The World in the moon

(C) John Johnson Collection: Trade in Prints and Scraps 6 (46)

Actresses and entertainers

Actors and Actresses, Musicians and Opera Singers, Dance Programmes, Our Concert programmes are not catalogued or digitised.

Our playbills and theatre programmes are catalogued and (with the exception of the 20th century) digitised.

18th century Entertainment is on Digital Bodleian

19th century Entertainment is on  ProQuest. There are specific search screens for Entertainment, but searching  across all sections will find advertisements of products endorsed by actresses, singers, etc, prints, etc. 

20th century Theatre is catalogued in our own online catalogue without images (to London Q)

All performers are indexed, regardless of their status, enabling careers to be followed

Koko advertisement showing Ellen Terry

Advertisement for Koko for the Hair, showing Ellen Terry

(C) JJColl: Beauty Parlour 2 (26b)

Subject Guide

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Julie Anne Lambert
John Johnson Collection
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