The posters 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 Poster collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2314 NFA0091
- Dates of Creation1830s-[ongoing]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Danish French German Japanese Russian
- Physical DescriptionApprox 1,500 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This curated collection houses many examples of posters from the Victorian age to the present day presenting images of performers and arenas from simple black and white images to highly coloured items. Fashions within printing techniques are also shown among the collection.
Listed according to subject
Conditions Governing Access
Items are avaliable to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Visiting the NFA
Other Finding Aids
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Further items are continually being added to the collection.