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Philadelphia Theater Plat Book, ca. 1906-1916

Creator:
Simonson, Frank
Donor:
See, Wayne
Subject:
American Theatre
Wilmington Theatre
Arch Street Theatre
Forrest Theatre
Kensington Theatre
Standard Theatre
Physical description:
.25 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Design drawings
Collection descriptions
Plat books
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Wilmington (Del.)
Date:
1906
1916
ca 1906-1916
Notes:
Simonson was a stage hand who built sets for several Philadelphia theaters, including the Arch Street Theatre, Standard Theatre, Forrest Theatre, Kensington Theatre, American Theatre and the Wilmington Theatre. Sometime after 1910 he was a stage carpenter at The Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia.
Summary:
A plat book compiled by Simonson, a stage hand, containing design drawings for stage sets for various theaters in Philadelphia. A list of plays appears at the beginning of the volume, and the designs are indexed.
Cite as:
Philadelphia Theater Plat Book, ca. 1906-1916, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Stagecraft
Stagehands
Theater
Vaudeville
Local number:
2014.3035 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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