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'The Death Drum' by Margaret Peterson

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1919 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hurst & Blackett (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book jacket

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 178

Physical description

Red book jacket for a novel entitled 'The Death Drum' by Margaret Peterson, depicting a woman in a green dress with her hands clasped in prayer, whilst a single hairy hand reaches down to bang a drum fashioned from a large human skull, which dangles in front of her face. The tagline from the Daily Mail reads 'Vigorous and interesting study of a mixed marriage and its consequences'. The back cover is white with blue and red text, listing other novels in the Hurst & Blackett Famous 2/6 series.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1919 (printed)


Hurst & Blackett (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book jacket


Height: 293 mm, Width: 192 mm

Descriptive line

Book jacket for 'The Death Drum' by Margaret Peterson, part of the 2/6 Hurst & Blackett series of popular fiction. Great Britain, 1919.





Subjects depicted

Voodoo; Racism; Skulls; Fear; Deaths; Witchcraft; Books; Prayer; Percussion; Drums


Books; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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