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PAGEANT PICTURE POSTCARDS

Friar Bacon Displays the Brazen Head 1270

Title: Friar Bacon Displays the Brazen Head 1270
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons' "OILETTE" Postcard 9516. "Oxford Pageant" Ser. I.
Direct from the original picture by S.H. Vedder.
Published under the authority of the Pageant Committee. 
Printed colour postcard with POST CARD divided back in brown
Code: PC-PAGEANT-0006 ~ Grade: C+ ~ Price: 1.50
Card measures 139mm x 88mm

Printed text on reverse reads:
Friar Bacon, was the famous Franciscan monk and philosopher and the inventor of gunpowder, was the most scientific man of his time. Among his numerous inventions was a brazen head which was popularly supposed to answer any question put to it. At a public demonstration he exhibited the head which fulfilled the Friar's promises and spoke, to the huge delight of the crowd. This delight, however, was quickly changed to panic by further demonstrations which produced smoke and fire and smoke.

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