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1899 Wehman’s Makeup Book, or, Guide to the Stage, by Charles Townsend

1888 Actor’s Make Up Book by N. Helmer

The Techniques of Theatrical Makeup Before 1920, Costume Con 26, San Jose, 2008, Presentation by Tara Maginnis

Photo of Tara Maginnis demonstrating the application of Stage Makeup (for an elderly Drunk) using the powdered pigment technique used by many actors through the 1870s on an audience volunteer.   This type of makeup was common in Gas Lit Theatres, but was already being replaced with greasepaint when the first book on stage makeup (describing this process) was written in the 1870s.
Photo of Tara Maginnis demonstrating the application of Stage Makeup (for an elderly Drunk character) using the powdered pigment technique used by many actors through the 1870s on an audience volunteer. This type of makeup was common in Gas Lit Theatres, but was already being replaced with greasepaint when the first book on stage makeup (describing this process) was written in the 1870s.
Article reviewing the conference Presentation, pg 1
Article reviewing the conference Presentation, pg 1
Article reviewing the conference Presentation, pg 2
Article reviewing the conference Presentation, pg 2
Screen Shot of the PowerPoint slide show portion of the presentation
Screen Shot of the PowerPoint slide show portion of the presentation, and photos of two of the historical makeup kits shown during the presentation
Miniposter for the Conference Room Door
Miniposter for the Conference Room Door
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 1
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 1
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 2
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 2
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 3
Handout for Conference attendees on Theatre Makeup Before 1920, pg 3

Stereographs as an Educational Resource in Costume History, Theatre Design and Technology, Spring 1987

Stereographs as an Educational Resource in Costume History, Theatre Design and Technology, Spring 1987, by Tara Maginnis

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