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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 252 Collections and/or Records:

A Hog of Stupendous Size Handbill, c1800 - 1849

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 2: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.262
Scope and Contents

Bred by John Turner in the East riding of Yorkshire. Printed by Morpeth, S, Wilkinson.

Dates: c1800 - 1849

Alfred Grey Collection

Reference code: NFA0093
Scope and Contents

This collection contains black and white photographs and negatives of photographs taken by Alfred Grey at Joe’s bar novelty portrait studio and a small amount of related ephemera.

Dates: c1960 - 1969

Alfred Grey's Business Records, 1961

Reference code: 178H20.1
Scope and Contents

Small amount of loose pages of daily accounts, invoices and order scribbled on envelope.

Dates: 1961

Apollo Presents John Lemm Handbill, 18 April 1910

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.150
Scope and Contents

John Lemm at The Oxford. John Lemm - Famous Wrestling Champion. "John Lemm will forfeit the sum of five pounds to any man whom he fails to defeat in ten minutes. (No challenges will be accepted from the front of the house)". Photograph. Printed by Oldfield and Co., Camberwell New Road, S.E.

Dates: 18 April 1910

Argyle Theatre Collection

Reference code: NFA0117
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large number of posters as well as business records including records of artist bookings, accounts, scrapbooks, contracts and correspondence.

Dates: 1865 - 1941

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 24 September 1894

Reference code: 178R12.53
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Mr. G.W. Hunter 'The Mark Twain of the Music Halls', Edgar and Morgan Duettists and Dancers, Miss Lilly Burnand Popular London Star, The Korries in Their Cunning, refined and Clever Entertainment, 'Le Jardin de Musique', Miss Connie Ediss Vocalist and Dancer, Alf Asher Comedian and Dancer, Dan Idle Thinnest Man in the World, The O’Malleys Irish Comedians. Printed by S. Griffith and Co, typeers, Liverpool. Red and blue type.

Dates: 24 September 1894

Arrest of a Pickpocket Film, April 1895

Reference code: 178D12.1
Scope and Contents

Nitrate format. Short film by Robert Paul and Birt Acres in which a man is pursued by a constable, runs right across the picture, they struggle together and the policeman’s helmet is knocked off, then the pickpocket, by slipping out of his jacket, manages to escape, but runs into the arms of a sailor, with whose assistance he is arrested.

Dates: April 1895

Audio Material, 1993

Reference code: 178E4
Scope and Contents

Brian Steptoe interview with Margaret Bird (nee) Shufflebottom.

Dates: 1993

Baker Street, Portman Square, and Egyptian Hall Piccadilly Handbills, 1837 - 1864

 Sub-Series — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.153-157
Scope and Contents

Handbills for travelling shows, exhibitions and performances at Baker Street, Portman Square and the Egyptian Hall Piccadilly. "Full-Length portrait Model of Muller taken from life is now added". Tussaud’s established 28 years at the Bazaar, Baker Street..

Dates: 1837 - 1864

Balloons! Balloons! Handbill, 27 August 1845

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.162
Scope and Contents

Mr Green at Cremorne Gardens, King’s Road, Chelsea. "Mr Green ascending in the Great Nassau Balloon" plus Night ascent "amidst the effervescence of Fireworks! Discharging a galaxy of irritated Pyrotechnics from the Car!". Illustrated. Printed by S.G. Fairbrother, 31 Bow Street, Covent Garden.

Dates: 27 August 1845

Barbara Buttrick Collection

Reference code: NFA0083
Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, handbills and programmes relating to Barbara Buttrick’s boxing career and some material she collected related to boxing.

Dates: c1900 - 2001

Bernard Fielding Collection

Reference code: NFA0084
Scope and Contents

Photographs and scrapbooks compiled by Bernard Fielding. Each scrapbook contains a mixture of press cuttings including Fairground Mercury and World’s Fair, photographs, postcards, Paul Braithwaite history and patent material. Augmented by handwritten notes and research from other enthusiasts.

Dates: c1990 - 1999

Bernth Lindfors Collection

Reference code: NFA0178
Scope and Contents

Slides of black popular entertainment performers, part of Professor Lindfors research for Early Black Enteratinments Abroad: From the Hottentot Venus to Africa's First Olympians book.

Dates: c1800 - 1899

Bibliography, c1994 - 2000

Reference code: 178J1
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Travelling communities, showmen and gypsy wagons, language, autobiographies/biographies of showmen; general history, individual fairs, fairground equipment and art, fairground transport, bioscopes and other shows, freak shows, menageries, fairground organs, general photographic history by Vanessa Toulmin.

Dates: c1994 - 2000

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Billy Bellhouse Collection

Reference code: NFA0038
Scope and Contents

Photographs, handbills, newspaper reports and financial records relating to Billy Bellhouse and his life as a wall of death rider as well as other performers.

Dates: 1914 - 1960; 2016

Billy Bellhouse Wall of Death and Dirt Track Photographs, 1929 - 1960

Reference code: 178C59.1-250
Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs related to Billy Bellhouse career as a wall of death and dirt track rider including wall of death shows and fairground shows, mainly in the United Kingdom Eastern Europe. Also some personal photographs showing leisure times, family members and friends.

Dates: 1929 - 1960

Billy Wood Collection

Reference code: NFA0102
Scope and Contents

Collection of material related to Billy Wood travelling boxing booth, containing business records, photographs, correspondence, programmes, posters and other items of ephemera.

Dates: c1900 - 1979

Birth Certificate for Caroline Williams, 5 July 1880, 3 November 1916

Reference code: 178Q10.1
Scope and Contents

Birth Certificate for Caroline Williams, born 5 July 1880, daughter of Randall Williams and Mary Ann Williams (formerly Hough). Extracted from the Register Book of Births in the East district of Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Dates: 5 July 1880; Usage: 3 November 1916

Birth Certificate for Caroline Williams, 22 November 1918, 18 December 1918

Reference code: 178Q10.3
Scope and Contents

Scanned copy of the birth certificate for Caroline Williams, born 22 November 1918, daughter of Richard Monte and Caroline Monte (formerly Williams).

Dates: 22 November 1918; Usage: 18 December 1918