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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 766
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
FSPC_HenryVI_part_unknown_768.jpg.jpg1850King Henry VI, Act 5, Scene III-
FSPC_HenryVI_part_unknown_767.jpg.jpg1850King Henry VI, Act 5, scene 3-
FSPC_HenryVI_part_unknown_766.jpg.jpg1850King Henry VI, Act II, Scene III-
FSPC_HenryVI_part_unknown_765.jpg.jpg1866Lady Grey in Henry VI, Act three, scene 2Stephanoff, Francis P., 1790-1860, del.
FSPC_Timon_715.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of AthensHoward, Henry, 1796-1847, del.; Starling, William Francis, fl. 1832-1883, sculp.
FSPC_Timon_712.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_713.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_711.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_710.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens, Act 5, Scene 2-
FSPC_Timon_714.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_708.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_705.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_706.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_707.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_709.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Timon_704.jpg.jpg2014-07-15Timon of Athens-
FSPC_Tempest_703.jpg.jpg2014-07-15The Tempest-
FSPC_Tempest_701.jpg.jpg2014-07-15The Tempest-
FSPC_Tempest_702.jpg.jpg2014-07-15The Tempest-
FSPC_Tempest_700.jpg.jpg2014-07-15The Tempest-
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 766