The Dick Scott-Stewart Collection

Scope and Content

The Dick Scott-Stewart collection consists of slide transparencies created for the 1974 book Fairground Snaps and later projects. The material with the NFA is all of Scott-Stewart work relating to fairs and circuses, particularly from an artistic and social angle.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dick Scott-Stewart was a professional photographer who used the fairground on various occasions as a focus for his work. He concentrated on structure, decoration and the personal side of the fairground, working at a quality level with film transparencies.

His book, Fairground Snaps, is still held in high regard and much sought after. His work captured the final days of traditional fairground art at its best with an emphasis on pattern and lettering. This is combined with very personal images of show people, circus performers and fairground workers.


Items have been listed according to type

Access Information

The collection is currently being catalogued and is not available for research at this time.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Scott-Stewart family

Other Finding Aids

This collection will be available to view on the digital database in the reading room.

Archivist's Note

Description created by Jane Donaldson

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