The Weird, the Wonderful

 

This is the first selection of images from the recently acquired Dick Scott-Stewart collection to head in to our galleries section. Previous work from this excellent photographer has been compiled in our articles section.

 

Scott-Stewart's intensive photographic remit of 1974 caught the fairground show on the cusp of its hiatus. It was all too evident on the 1974 fair, but was in decline - reflected here with the somewhat morose quality of these photographs. Freaks, cons, nudes and boxing were the final elements in this fantastic story.

 

 

The Mummy's Tomb

 

Bronco the Miniature Horse

 

A Little Bit of Everything

 

The Living Half-Lady Show - Sideshow Illusions

 

George The Gentle Giant

 

A Little Bit of Everything

 

Inside - Pickled Punks

 

The Glamour Show

 

The Glamour Show - A Peek Inside

 

The Golden Goddess

 

The Cuban Two-headed Giant

 

Boxing and Wrestling

 

A Genuine Werewolf

 

House of Mirrors

 

A Zoo in Miniature

 

Girl in the Bottle

 

Surrounded by Snakes

 

Reptile Show

 

Look out for more research from Professor Toulmin on the tradition of British Shows.

 


All Images and Text are posted with the permission of  Professor Vanessa Toulmin  National Fairground Archive University of Sheffield,  Images copyrighted 2010 to the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield Library, All rights reserved,  they are part of an extensive sideshow collection. No Images may be reproduced, reposted or used in any manner except that of viewing without the express written permission of the National Fairground Archives. For more information click here  National Fairgrounds Archive University of Sheffield  

 This years exhibition will be at Showzam click here for more information  www.showzam.co.uk


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