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Enid Blyton presents a Rubbalong Tale drawn by Norman Meredith

Paper Peepshow
[1952] (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Enid Blyton's Rubbalong Tale is the subject of this accordion-folding peepshow. An illustrated story about the inhabitants of Tiptop village, including Rubbalong, Dame Dandy, Grabbit the gnome, Mr and Mrs Tuck and Mr Rumbustious. This book was designed to be dismantled and turned into a paper peepshow.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
paper
Brief Description
Book which can be constructed into an accordion-folding peepshow. Contains five perforated panels. The back cover contains two paper bellows for making the peepshow. Offset lithograph.
Physical Description
Contains five perforated panels. The back cover contains two paper bellows for making the peepshow. Offset lithograph.

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Dimensions
  • Height: 17.8cm
  • Length: 22cm
  • Width: 22.2cm
  • Depth: 1.0cm
Credit line
Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from the collections of Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2016.
Object history
Part of the Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection, collected over 30 years and given to the V&A Museum through the government's Cultural Gift Scheme in 2016.

Summary
Enid Blyton's Rubbalong Tale is the subject of this accordion-folding peepshow. An illustrated story about the inhabitants of Tiptop village, including Rubbalong, Dame Dandy, Grabbit the gnome, Mr and Mrs Tuck and Mr Rumbustious. This book was designed to be dismantled and turned into a paper peepshow.
Bibliographic Reference
R. Hyde, Paper Peepshows. The Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection (Woodbridge: The Antique Collectors' Club, 2015), cat. 289.
Other Number
2015856 - Previous number
Collection
Library Number
Gestetner 289

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record createdDecember 2, 2016
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