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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: NFCA use for this performance genre

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Taylor Collection

Reference code: NFA0069
Scope and Contents

The Charles Taylor collection is a fine example of Taylor’s of Wombwell printers’ posters, which highlight changes in printing techniques, fashion and taste within the popular entertainment industry. Included are examples of posters for pantomimes, fairs and circuses. The collection also contains handbills and other advertising material.

Dates: c1937 - 1989

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Henri La Mothe Diving Act Advertising Material, 1972

Reference code: 178I22.9
Scope and Contents A two fold pamphlet showing black and white newspaper articles from various newspapers in New Zealand about Henri La Mothe, the only man in the world to dive 40 feet into 16 inches of water and appearance at the Easter Show and a four fold pamphlet showing bown and white photographs of La Mothe performing and with the audience with text in Japanese as well as newspaper articles in Japanese and English, a five fold pamphlet in blue and green with photographs of the act and text and a 2 p.p...
Dates: 1972

Oversize Fairground Posters Printed by Taylor's of Wombwell, c1974 - 1977

Reference code: 178R11.900-974
Scope and Contents

Fairground posters printed by Taylor's of Wombwell, mainly for fairgrounds in Yorkshire, some presented by the Showmen's Guild Yorkshire Section.

Dates: c1974 - 1977

Posters, c1937 - 1989

Reference code: 178R11
Scope and Contents

A collection of posters printed by Taylor's of Wombwell for music hall and variety, circus, pantomime and fairgrounds.

Dates: c1937 - 1989

Roundhay Park Bonfire Fair Poster, 4 - 6 November c1975

Reference code: 178R11.938
Scope and Contents

Leeds. Don Lindbergh, high diver. Red and blue type on yellow background.

Dates: 4 - 6 November c1975

Trade and Advertising Material, c1900 - 1999

Reference code: 178I22
Scope and Contents

A range of items of promotion and advertising from a range of circus companies and performers, including artistes' photographs with act descriptions used for seeking employment in circuses and pamphlets advertising independent performances and circus companies' literature and souvenirs for public distribution and promotion including Gerry Cottle's Circus, Belle Vue, Blackpool Tower, Bertram Mills Circus, Gandey's, Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey, Knie and many more.

Dates: c1900 - 1999