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The collector of the prints in this collection was William Appleton Drown (1836-1890) of Philadelphia, PA. He was a manufacturer of umbrellas and parasols and spent part of each year in Europe buying silks in France and ivory, porcelain and carved wood in Switzerland. His love of Shakespeare's words and great thoughts grew into a study of Shakespearian actors. During his travels in Europe, he acquired an extensive collection of prints from engravings relating to Shakespeare and his plays. The prints were inherited by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Phelps Farnsworth, wife of Rhodes College Board of Trustee, Sidney W. Farnsworth, of Memphis, TN. In 1953, Mrs. Farnsworth gave the prints as a gift to the College and they have been stored in the College Special Collections since that time. The first 360 images were scanned by John Yackulics, Class of 2010, as part of a History internship Fall semester 2009 and mentored by Bill Short, Coordinator of Public Services at the Barret Library, Rhodes College. The digital project has been continued by Barret Library staff, under the direction of Elizabeth E. Gates, College Archivist.

Rhodes College owns the rights to the archival digital images in this repository. Images are made available for educational use only and may not be used for any non-educational or commercial purpose. Approved educational uses include private research and scholarship, teaching, and student projects. For additional information please contact archives@rhodes.edu. Fees may apply.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 655
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PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
FSPC_Actors_674.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Henry ComptonPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_673.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Mary Amelia WarnerPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_672.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Charlotte Saunders CushmanRoot of Philadelphia, photographer
FSPC_Actors_671.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Charles KeanPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_670.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Leigh MurrayPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_669.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Fanny CooperPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_668.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Shakespearean ActorPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_667.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Isabella GlynPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_666.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Fanny StirlingPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_665.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Samuel PhelpsPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_664.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Mr. W.C. Macready-
FSPC_Actors_663.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011Mr. CreswickPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_Actors_662.jpg.jpg22-Jun-2011G.J. BennettPaine of Islington, photographer
FSPC_HenryVIII_661.jpg.jpg29-Sep-1796King Henry VIIIWestall, Richard, 1765-1836, del.; Wilson, W.C., sculp.
FSPC_HenryVIII_660.jpg.jpg1855Mr. C.W. Couldock as Cardinal WolseyChapman, Frederick Augustus, 1818-1891, del.; Holyer, S., sculp.
FSPC_HenryVIII_659.jpg.jpg1855Mrs. Farren as Queen Katharine-
FSPC_HenryVIII_658.jpg.jpg16-Jun-2011Henry VIIIHolbein, Hans, del.; Sartain, John, 1808-1897, sculp.
FSPC_HenryVIII_657.jpg.jpg16-Jun-2011Mr. Macready as Cardinal WolseyJeens, Charles Henry, 1827-1879, del.
FSPC_HenryVIII_656.jpg.jpg16-Jun-2011Henry VIII and Catherine ParrSmirke, Robert, 1752-1845, del.; Rogers, James, sculp.
FSPC_HenryVIII_655.jpg.jpg16-Jun-2011King Henry the EighthPaine of Islington, photographer
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 655
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