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Background imageFair Collection: Frog with elves

Frog with elves

Background imageFair Collection: Candy Floss Seller

Candy Floss Seller
People You See. Candy Floss Seller. From Teddy Bear (7 Sept (year unknown))

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Fair

Background imageFair Collection: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Background imageFair Collection: Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933, featuring a classical figure with arms raised, holding a model of the city. 1933

Background imageFair Collection: Fair in Hyde Park, London, with Grahams balloon

Fair in Hyde Park, London, with Grahams balloon
View of the Fair in Hyde Park, London, with Grahams balloon in flight above. 28 June 1838

Background imageFair Collection: 1st International Aircraft Exhibition Poster

1st International Aircraft Exhibition Poster, 12-28th October 1935 Milan Sample Fair. Showing a group of eagles watching a plane speeding past. 1935

Background imageFair Collection: The Fair Maid of Perth

The Fair Maid of Perth
A scene from The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott Date: 1905

Background imageFair Collection: Fliptail the Otter at the fair

Fliptail the Otter at the fair

Background imageFair Collection: Pencil sketch of two children on horseback

Pencil sketch of two children on horseback (possibly a fairground ride), and a monkey below. 1920s

Background imageFair Collection: Fairground at Burntisland, Fife, Scotland

Fairground at Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
A fairground at Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, with a helter skelter at the centre. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFair Collection: Advertisement for a Fair in Padua, Italy

Advertisement for a Fair in Padua, Italy
Advertisement for the 13th Fiera di Padova (a Fair in Padua), Italy, depicting a large red capital letter P on a postage stamp. 1931

Background imageFair Collection: Simple Simon met a pieman

Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair. Said Simple Simon to the pieman, Let me taste your ware. Said the pieman to Simple Simon, Show me first your penny

Background imageFair Collection: News of a fair and a marvellous thing

News of a fair and a marvellous thing, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell we sing. From a poem by William Morris. Date: 20th century

Background imageFair Collection: Campbell Bros Ltd. advertisement

Campbell Bros Ltd. advertisement
Advertisement for Campbell Bros. Ltd, decorative contractors, who were responsible for the decorative plaster work and colour schemes in the garden grill room, entrance hall

Background imageFair Collection: Cartoon, Knuckledown Fair

Cartoon, Knuckledown Fair, showing a busy scene at a fairground. early 19th century

Background imageFair Collection: Wardrobe at the May Fair Hotel

Wardrobe at the May Fair Hotel
A view of the generous wardrobe space available at the newly opened May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London. Most of the bedroom furniture was in Glasgow and Kirkcaldy in Scotland

Background imageFair Collection: Reception of the May Fair Hotel

Reception of the May Fair Hotel
The reception area of the newly opened May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, featuring revolving doors and floral decoration on the walls. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: Bedroom at the the May Fair Hotel

Bedroom at the the May Fair Hotel
A bedroom at the newly opened May Fair Hotel. All the rooms were decorated with an individual floral scheme. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: May Fair Hotel interior

May Fair Hotel interior
A room inside the new May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street in Londons exclusive Mayfair district. All the interiors were designed, built and furnished by English manufacturers

Background imageFair Collection: Compactom Clothing cabinets advertisement

Compactom Clothing cabinets advertisement
Advertisement for Compactom clothing cabinets, good furnishing for you and your clothes as fitted in every double room at the newly opened May Fair Hotel and providing ample storage for clothing

Background imageFair Collection: Interior of the May Fair Hotel

Interior of the May Fair Hotel
A sitting room, most of which were decorated on a floral theme, at the newly opened May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, showing an unusual, umbrella style ceiling. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel

The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel
The restaurant of the newly-opened May Fair hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London showing people seated at tables and others on the dancefloor

Background imageFair Collection: Advertisement for Sixten & Cassey

Advertisement for Sixten & Cassey of Regent Street, London, who provided many of the beautiful damasks, velvets, satins and chintz used in the May Fair Hotel

Background imageFair Collection: Sitting room at the May Fair Hotel

Sitting room at the May Fair Hotel
A smart sitting room inside the newly opened May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: Bedroom in the May Fair Hotel

Bedroom in the May Fair Hotel
A twin bedroom in the newly opened May Fair Hotel, showing the floral decor that characterised each room. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: The Ballroom at the May Fair Hotel

The Ballroom at the May Fair Hotel
The magnificent ballroom at the newly opened May Fair Hotel, showing the crowded dancefloor. The room was decorated in a French Empire style, with a coved ceiling painted in rainbow hues. Date: 1927

Background imageFair Collection: The Garden Grill at the May Fair Hotel

The Garden Grill at the May Fair Hotel
The Garden Grill Room restaurant at the newly opened May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, which had the novel illusion that, no matter what the time of day

Background imageFair Collection: Catalogue for Womans Fair and Exhibition, Olympia

Catalogue for Womans Fair and Exhibition, Olympia, London, taking place from 2 to 26 November 1938. An idealised woman in statuesque form is illuminated by the rays of the sun. November 1938

Background imageFair Collection: Brussels trade fair advertising poster

Brussels trade fair advertising poster
Poster advertising a large trade fair in Brussels, Belgium in 1925 featuring purposeful looking businessmen and women walking around the city. Date: 1925

Background imageFair Collection: Advertisement for New York Worlds Fair

Advertisement for New York Worlds Fair
Advertisement for the New York Worlds Fair of 1939. 1939

Background imageFair Collection: Advertisement for the Vienna Fair, March 1938

Advertisement for the Vienna Fair, March 1938
Advertisement for the Vienna Fair (Wiener Messe), taking place from 13 to 19 March 1938. March 1938

Background imageFair Collection: The Roundabout

The Roundabout
A village fair in full swing. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFair Collection: Harrods toy fair postcard

Harrods toy fair postcard
The christmas postcard depicts Santa holding a blimp toy, carrying a sack full of toys and surrounded by other toys including dolls, golliwogs, animals, cars and musical instruments

Background imageFair Collection: None but the brave deserve the fair by Florence Hardy

None but the brave deserve the fair by Florence Hardy
None but the brave deserve the fair. Little boy summons up the courage to give the pretty girl he likes a bunch of flowers. Date: circa 1912

Background imageFair Collection: Abidjan exposition poster

Abidjan exposition poster
Poster advertising the 4th Abidjan exposition from 4 to 11 February 1951 in the Cote d Ivoire capital city in the French colonial region of Africa known at this time as the Afrique Occidentale

Background imageFair Collection: Rag Fair silhouette

Rag Fair silhouette
Silhouette of a Rag Fair in London, showing a woman stall holder displaying her wares which range from old boots to fire bellows. Date: 1926

Background imageFair Collection: Secrets by Muriel Dawson

Secrets by Muriel Dawson. One little girl whispers to another. 1926

Background imageFair Collection: Comic event at a local fair

Comic event at a local fair
A comic event at a local fair, involving a wheelbarrow race and a falling bucket of water

Background imageFair Collection: Children on a fairground ride

Children on a fairground ride costing one penny

Background imageFair Collection: None But the Brave Deserve the Fair

None But the Brave Deserve the Fair
" From " Proverbs", a series of postcards. " 1904

Background imageFair Collection: Men in Southam Street, London

Men in Southam Street, London
A group of men coming out of a house in Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Two men in the foreground are sorting out some cash. Date: 1959

Background imageFair Collection: Sideshow at Battersea Fun Fair

Sideshow at Battersea Fun Fair
A curious looking sideshow at the Battersea Fun Fair, with a small bearded showman, three bathing beauties, and a fake skull on a table. Date: 1956

Background imageFair Collection: Aluminium Blonde by David Wright

Aluminium Blonde by David Wright, featuring a fair-haired woman wearing a transparent night dress or evening dress. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during

Background imageFair Collection: Mainly Fair by David Wright

Mainly Fair by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageFair Collection: Mitcham Fair 1930S

Mitcham Fair 1930S
Workmen getting a carousel ready at Mitcham Fair, Surrey, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFair Collection: Soho Fashions 1958

Soho Fashions 1958
Fashionable young women on the back of a float at the Soho Fair, London. Date: 1958

Background imageFair Collection: Women in Sunglasses

Women in Sunglasses
Two girls at Hampstead Heath Fair in identikit fashions of knitted cardigans, polo shirts, shades and the obligatory high beehive peroxide blonde hairdo Date: 1961




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