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South America (continent)

Subject Source: Local sources

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Power Screen, 1937 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.1.02
Scope and Contents

Decorative screen made for Arnold Danvers Power (1875-1959), bookseller and philanthropist, and bequeathed by him to the Royal Commonwealth Society, of which he had been a fellow. Power had travelled around the world three times, and during 1937-39, he commissioned the artist Heather Child to record his voyages on a screen, illustrated with incidents described in his diaries. It is made of three hinged panels of sycamore wood, each measuring 2 feet by 6 feet.

Dates: 1937 - 1939
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