Exhibitions and entertainment

Images of exhibitions, fairground rides and other entertainment
3 Pins
Collection by
black and white photograph of an industrial area with boats in the water, buildings on either side
1951 Festival of Britain
View of the festival on the South Bank showing the Dome of Discovery and Skylon. [From the Samuely collection].
an old photo of a ferris wheel in the middle of town
The first ferris Wheel was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. This is one of a set of photographs by William Henry Jackson, published in `The White City'. A copy of the volume is held by ICE Library and archive
an old black and white photo of people working on a large structure
Big Dipper, Blackpool under construction, date unknown. The ride was built in 1923 and extended in 1936. Image from Felix Samuely glass slides