Keating Collection

Scope and Content

766 digitised images mainly of photographs, but some of large size negatives and glass plate negatives. They consist of original prints and negatives that are also found in many other collections.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Keating of Southport was one of the first commercial photograph reproducers to serve the fledgling fairground enthusiast community. He primarily collected postcards and photographs of key events and created high quality copy negatives to then allow reproductions to be sold. He secured a small number of his own images which was acquired by David Braithwaite.

Keating was a key member of the Friendship Circle of Showland Fans.


Items catalogued by type

Conditions Governing Access

The photographs make up part of the image database collection which is available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room.

Acquisition Information

Donated from David Braithwaite's collection by his wife and daughter Joanna and Naomi Braithwaite.

Other Finding Aids

Items on image database.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Donaldson

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: National Fairground Archive

Related Material

David Braithwaite Collection, Orton and Spooner Collection

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