General Circus and Variety Scrapbooks

Scope and Content

16 scrapbooks containing material relating to circus and variety shows, their performers and other characters made famous by an extraordinary characteristic or other from the UK, Western Europe and the United States. Materials consist of cuttings from magazines as well as clippings from London, UK regional and international newspapers. Cuttings typically news articles, features, reviews, pictorials, personal profiles, interviews, act advertisements and death notices. As such most images are black and white, however some scrapbooks do have some full colour images.