“A collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in a museum store, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have no information about the photographer or where the photographs were taken and we welcome any new information you are able to share.”

- Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives

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Fairground Glass Slides

Submitted by: Emma Pybus

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Assistant Curator

Originally trained as a Commercial Photographer, I graduated from Newcastle in 2013 with a BA in Digital Creative Practice. Following this I worked for the National Archives across Archives in the North East of England, specialising in digitisation and online engagement in Heritage. My work focuses primarily of the social impact of historical photography, but also the potential in creative and digital reuse of photographic collections. I am now continuing this work at Museums & Archives Northumberland, working alongside Retronaut and sourcing content to increase public engagement with our photographic collections. This work is funded through the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association.

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  1. Sarah-Mary

    Amazing pictures! Just had a search as one of the trailers says ‘Lord John Sanger & Sons’; John and George Sangers were British brothers who ran a travelling circus and zoo during the summertime from the 1850s, in 1884 the brothers ended their partnership with each then starting their own circus business. I read the brothers moved North for sometime with the circus, and this must be John Sander’s own circus, so perhaps he came to Newcastle at some point?

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