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January 16, 2019

Charming theatrical tinsel picture from the first half of the 19th century:

"The art of tinselling consists of embellishing or engraving  by sticking various kinds of material onto its surface; the face is let untouched, but everything else, particularly the costume or armour, may be "built up", in a more elaborate way...tinselling was entirely a home occupation, and nobody thought of buying one ready made" (From George Speaight's "The Juvenile Drama", published in 1946.