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Berta & Elmer Hader Collection

Peep Boxes

Also popular were the Peep Boxes: characters from popular fairy tales and scenes arranged on a large page for children to cut out and paste inside a shoe box for a “private view” diorama lit by holes cut in the top of the box and covered with colored tissue paper.

scanned image of flattened peep box

112: Pin 'n' peep shoebox: Little Red Riding Hood

Original watercolor artboard (framed).
First published in Pictorial Review, September 1925.

scanned image of a flattened peep box

115: Pip 'n' peep shoebox: Three Blind Mice

Original watercolor artboard (framed).
First published in Pictorial Review, March 1925.

scanned image of a flattened peep box

117: Pin 'n' peep shoebox: Goose Girl

Original watercolor artboard (framed).
First published in Pictorial Review, October 1925.

scanned image of a flattened peep box

155: Goldilocks and the Three Bears peep box

Original watercolor artboard (framed).

scanned image of a flattened peep box

156: Beauty and the Beast peep box

Original watercolor artboard (framed).

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