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Hooker (Marian Osgood) Collection; Box 1, Virtual Folder 1: Marlborough Maidens | Special Collections & University Archives

Hooker (Marian Osgood) Collection; Box 1, Virtual Folder 1: Marlborough Maidens
June 1895

"Marlborough Maidens" is a photographically illustrated manuscript which contains posed photographs that complement two original publications with rhymed prose, "Sub Rosa" and "Symposium." The models and authors of these productions were probably several of Marian's classmates from the Marlborough School for Girls, including Henrietta Visscher, Alice Gertrude Paul, and Mary Cutler.  In "Sub Rosa," the girls are posed as Greek goddesses, with accompanying poetic text.  "Symposium" consists of a series of vignettes, such as "The Marlboro Sirens," "A Carnival in Madrid," and "A Rhymed Tragedy." These vignettes are also composed of original rhymed text and posed photographs of the girls dressed in several costumes, including a Japanese orchestra, a Fiji chief, a nun, and several other characters which serve to illustrate the text.  This album also includes hand-drawn decorations around the margins and on the cover.

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