[Collection of performing arts ephemera] [electronic resource], 1824-1931 1850-1920.

Author
National Fairground Archive (Great Britain) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
[2015 release].
Published/​Created
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2015.

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Subject(s)
Series
Victorian popular culture. Music hall, theatre and popular entertainment. [More in this series]
Compiled/​Created
1824-1931 1850-1920.
Summary note
Electronic reproduction of selected rare printed materials from the National Fairground Archive (NFA), University of Sheffield. The NFA, housed in the Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, is a unique collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audiovisual material covering all aspects of the culture of travelling show people, and the artefacts and machinery of fairgrounds. The selection presents rare printed books on a range of subjects, focusing on unusual popular entertainments including the magic lantern, waxworks and exhibitions. It also includes a wide selection of posters, programmes and playbills from a variety of London and regional theatres. A highlight is the wonderful and very rare collection of playbills from the Argyle Theatre in Birkenhead.
Notes
  • Title supplied by publisher; resource viewed on 10 June 2015.
  • Originally published Oct. 2010; re-released May 2015 with additional material and amended URLs.
Location of originals
National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield
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