Friday, 29 April 2016

Behind the Scenes at The V&A Museum, viewing their recent acquisition of Paper Peepshows from The Gestetner Collection

In preparation for an upcoming workshop at the V&A (details to come soon), 
I visited the V&A's new collection of Paper Peepshows (or Tunnel Books) as they are also called. 
These wonderful peepshows in the photographs below date from 1840-1860, 
when these books were very popular as souvenirs or mementos to mark a special occasion.

















Courtesy of the V&A Museum
https://www.vam.ac.uk/

2 comments:

  1. Wow, these are so amazing, thanks for sharing :o)

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    1. Thanks. If you are interested in the collection, there is an illustrated book available that catalogues the complete collection here
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Peepshows-Jacqueline-Gestetner-Collection/dp/1851498001

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