Postcards of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, c. 1890 - present
Postcards have long provided affordable souvenirs and offer a fascinating record of change and continuity in the Shakespeare houses. At Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the ‘Hathaway’ bedstead and courting settle - part of the furniture passed down the generations with the Cottage - have been central to how visitors have imagined the domestic world of Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare. These potent symbols of domestic and married life have featured on postcards from the 19th century onwards.
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