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19th-century faces in a 16th-century manuscript

A mother and her two daughters unexpectedly greet you when you open the binding of Folger MS V.a.174. albumen print of a mother and two daughters affixed to the front pastedown of Folger MS V.a.174, a 1576 manuscript of the Book of Common Prayer Turn to the back of the volume and there they are again. this time with the youngest daughter in the middle Who are these late-nineteenth-century women, and why is their image¬†affixed in perpetuity to the Elizabethan binding of a 1576 manuscript version of the Book of Common Prayer?¬†… Continue Reading