Joe Hives Collection

Scope and Content

136 black and white copy prints of early rides and transport and personalities, largely identified and dated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joe Hives was a showman who collected a large amount of ephemera from fairgrounds and shows. Digitisations have been made of copies of these items. There are examples of transport, boxing, various shows including Bioscopes, landscapes and people included in the collection.


On image database

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joe Hives

Other Finding Aids

Photographs on image database.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Donaldson

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: National Fairground Archive


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