More from Pat Breithaupt
Pat Breithaupt sends exciting news of plans of the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis to start a Puppet Center. The group has a web-site which may be accessed at <http://members.aol.com/PGSL>
She also reports on preparing and utilizing Toy Theatre scripts in a successful program of teaching Spanish at a local summer Camp and invites visitors to contact her for more information on this project. . Her home address is:
465 Kitchell,Phone (314) 629-5788.
Produced by the Milton Bradley Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, in the 1870s, this theater measures only 10 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches high. In addition to this river view, the hand-tinted lithographed toy could be set up with forest and street scenery.
Pat says: "This is supposed to be the oldest in the U.S. I'm still on the trail of it."
|The colorfully lithographed
Theater Imperial was published by J. H. Singer of New York City around 1885. On stage is the final scene from The Battle of Bunker Hill.
|The New York City firm of McLoughlin Brothers issued the American
Theatre in the early 20th century. The lithographed paper set was equipped
with a grooved wooden stage, on which figures from fairy tales could stand
and be moved into different positions.
Little Red Riding Hood is enacted here.
|Pat Breithaupt with Cobbler and Stork, adapted from Eugene Field's poem. The stork flaps its wings and flies. The whole show is made from recycled materials.|