Victorian Elocution

The elocution movement in Victorian England led to exacting standards for pronunciation through body posture as English became a dominant global language. The interactive zoetropes--early forms of animation---that were part of this room showed some of those movements as well as mouth positions for pronouncing certain English sounds.
Victorian Elocution room as it was displayed at the University of Oklahoma Bizzell Memorial Library during the Academic year 2017-2018