PAGEANT PICTURE POSTCARDS
Title: Friar Bacon Displays the Brazen Head
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:
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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