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"Lucindy on a Diet" by Peggy Reece

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030070811]
Identifier: MS-0599
The 3-page play tells the story of Lucindy and her daughter Ophelia, who are domestic servants in the south. Their employer, Mrs. Gardner, is at church, so Lucindy receives the visit of friend Caroline Johnsing. While having coffee, Lucindy tells Caroline she went to a diet doctor to lose weight after her husband cheated. The doctor prescribed a diet of spinach, dry toast and lean meat, but after almost two weeks her skirt is tighter around the waist than it was before. Lucindy is surprised since she has been making an effort to eat those ingredients "atter ev'ry meal"...

Dates

  • circa 1920

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet

Biographical / Historical

This original paper copy play is of the 1920's era and was written by Peggy Reece. The characters speak in a nearly incomprehensible southern dialect.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted to the University by John Paffenbarger in January 2011.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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