Eric Krieger Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3401 KRG
  • Dates of Creation
      May 1890 - September 1992
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      241 postcards in 2 albums and 239 pages of notes and articles in 4 folders

Scope and Content

The Eric Krieger Collection comprises 2 albums of postcards of London theatres and postcards and photographs of Edwardian actors, actresses, and related images. There are also notes and copies of articles collected in preparation for a book on theatres (unpublished), notes on the history of picture postcards in the UK, and brief histories of individual London theatres.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eric Krieger was a collector of theatre and theatre-related postcards and a researcher of Edwardian London theatres and music halls.


The collection is arranged as follows:

  • KRG/1 London theatre postcards and photographs
  • KRG/2 Postcards and photographs of Edwardian actors and actresses
  • KRG/3 Notes on the history of London theatres, picture postcards and Edwardian theatre people
  • KRG/4 Notes on South London Theatres
  • KRG/5 Notes on North London Theatres
  • KRG/6 Notes on Central London Theatres

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Purchased from Eric Krieger on 07 July 1993.

Other Finding Aids

A spreadsheet listing all the postcards with dates, names of theatres depicted and a brief description is available.

Alternative Form Available

The postcards in KRG/1 have been digitised.

Archivist's Note

The collection was catalogued by Joetta Harty, Library and Archive Volunteer, November 2015.

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