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[Pennsylvania: Pamphlets and Handbooks] Story of Anthracite (The): a Marionette Play
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Creator/Author/Corporate AuthorPennsylvania. Museum Extension Project
Title[Pennsylvania: Pamphlets and Handbooks] Story of Anthracite (The): a Marionette Play
Contributor/sWorks Progress Administration
Publisher/Producer[Pittsburgh, PA?]: Works Progress Administration, Museum Extension Project, District 15.
Date[193?]
Physical description22 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
FormatHandbook
Series TitlePamphlets and Handbooks
NotesItem is part of a collection consisting of educational visual aids created by the Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project. -- Mimeographed paper sheets stapled to silk-screened cardboard front cover and back cover.
Abstract/Summary2-P-2 The Story of Anthracite (Marionette and Shadowgraph) The action of the play takes place in 1808, when Judge Jesse Fell of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is endeavoring to prove to his wife and friends that anthracite is a practicable fuel for general use. He builds himself a special grate for this purpose. Tired, he falls asleep before the grate with which he is experimenting. In his dream appears a vision of how coal was formed through the earth's ages. Prehistoric life moves through dramatic scenes as monstrous animals, from dinosaur to mammoth, appear in succession to fight their battles for existence. The dream ends with a shadowgraph representing the Wilkes-Barre of the future with miners working the coal seams underneath. The judge awakens to find his vision a reality: the coal is burning in the grate. The play ends with a Miners' Chorus. Weight 22 lbs", p. 51.
ProvenancePennsylvania
SubjectPuppet theater. WPA. Anthracite coal industry -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Juvenile literature. Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania.
Call NumberWPAMEP R HANDBOOKS(PA) 2-HB-13
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