Old Timey Carnival Photos from England

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Creepy clowns, curly mustaches, and other carnival goodies abound in the Discovery Museum’s collection of fairground scenes. The North East England institution doesn’t provide information about the location or photographer(s) associated with its collection of glass slides, but we do know that the museum houses exhibits related to Newcastle and Tyneside’s maritime history, which probably helps explain the picture of an elephant being hoisted through the air from a ship. Several of the images look like something straight out of a movie, particularly the “caravan crowd,” which resembles every gypsy stereotype you’ve ever seen on screen. That old-timey fairground feeling awaits you past the break.

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums