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Edwardian Theatre/Circus Photos, Blackpool?

I recently acquired two small boxes of glass negatives, the first being magic lantern size plates are mainly of Blackpool landmarks,(will blog these shortly) the other is of figures in a range of costume, I know nothing about them and would love more information.

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Comment by Andrew Gillett on January 17, 2020 at 18:47

Unfortunately no other information, I bought them in an auction, no written information at all. They did come with another box of images from blackpool, mainly the tower and seafront, including Uncle Toms Cabin (Which is partly why I bought them, as my GRandmother always talked about this landmark falling into the sea.) Would love to know more.

Comment by Molly Caenwyn on January 17, 2020 at 14:30


Do you have any more information about the images? Is there any clues on the back as to when they were made or who printed them? I am currently and Archive Assistant at the Theatre Collection at University of Bristol and could have a look into it for you!

Comment by Michael Pritchard on January 3, 2020 at 14:15

Vanessa Toumin at the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield might be a good starting point. Please share anything you discover.  See:

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