The Curtain Rises on Vermont
June 25, 2006 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Vermont's Painted Theatre Curtains were made between 1880 and 1940 and are on display thanks in part to The Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance and a grant from the NEA. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon (9 comments total)
Post insipired by this article [NYT] which provides a little bit of history and some photos.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:22 PM on June 25, 2006

I can just imagine the deliciously musty smell those things must have.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:42 PM on June 25, 2006

That's some damn cool shit, thank you.
posted by marxchivist at 2:28 PM on June 25, 2006

thanks for this.
posted by terrapin at 2:34 PM on June 25, 2006

Thanks grapefruitmoon, It makes me feel good to know people care about preserving these. On that site you linked to there's a convenient list of Historical Societies in Vermont.

The link to the images of the painted curtains and some information about each one.

A before and after restoration of a painted theater curtain.

Japanese painted theater curtains.
In Pasadena.
posted by nickyskye at 4:06 PM on June 25, 2006

very, very nice.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:51 PM on June 25, 2006

posted by arse_hat at 9:26 PM on June 25, 2006

There is also the Vermont Historical Society website. The Vermont Historical Society held their annual expo in my town of Tunbridge this past weekend. [second link is kinda a self-link as I manage the site for one of my clients.]
posted by terrapin at 6:33 AM on June 26, 2006

Wonderful post!
posted by LarryC at 1:52 PM on June 26, 2006

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