Festival of Britain, Land Travelling Exhibition, 'People At Work' section

Scope and Content

The material is divided into two record groups:

RHZ/1/1/10/1 Rothholz's original divided folder of papers

RHZ/1/1/10/1 Loose papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Rothholz designed the 'People at Work' section of the Land Travelling Exhibition, which travelled to Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham between May and October 1951. The overall theme was "the British people and the things they make and use". The People at Work section highlighted Britain's industrial achievements and engineering skill by focussing on the development of the gas turbine engine by Sir Frank Whittle, and its use in jet propulsion, including the first jet propelled flight, the Gloster Whittle, in 1941. Rothholz certainly attended the Manchester leg of the exhibition though it is not clear about others.

Archivist's Note

Created by Sue Breakell

Related Material

Other material about the Land Travelling exhibition can be found in the Design Council archive, also held by the Design Archives, including the guide-catalogue for the exhibition.