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"Don't Tease the Dragon"
1926-1940
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 7/8 x 10in. (20 x 25.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 8 1/8 x 10in. (20.6 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund
Description: The cast and orchestra of a school play are assembled on the stage and in the orchestra pit of a high school auditorium. Some of the actors and actresses wear oriental costumes. Some of the girls hold fans. Some of the boys are wearing sailors' uniforms. Musicians wear suits and neckties. Girls wear dresses. One girl's dress has a lace collar. One girl, and a woman who stands in the foreground, wear jewelry, including necklaces and earrings. One boy wears eyeglasses. Some students appear to be African-American. Instruments include violins and a trombone. The set represents the exterior of a building with a tiled roof. A sign reads: "PLEASE DON'T / TEASE THE DRAGON." A mountain is painted on the backdrop. Above the stage, the letters "B.H.S. [Bulkeley High School]" are surrounded by a wreath.
Subject Note: Bulkeley High School, located at 462 Maple Avenue in Hartford, was completed in 1926.
Inscription: On verso, accession number inscribed in pencil, lower right.
Object Number: 2002.33.1
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