The handbills have been collected over a number of by National Fairground Archive and cover subjects such as fairs, circus, variety and music hall, magic and illusion, pantomime and steam fairs.
NFA Handbill Collection
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- ReferenceGB 2314 NFA 0092
- Dates of Creation1800s- [ongoing]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish French German Russian
- Physical DescriptionApprox 500 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This curated collection houses many examples of posters from the Victorian age to the present day. There are many highly illustrated items and some may contain further information about the performers and the buildings.
Arranged according to type of show or performance.
Conditions Governing Access
Items are avaliable to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Visiting the NFA
Other Finding Aids
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and the condition of the item
Further items are contstantly added to the curated collection.