The Official CafePress Shop for the University of Sheffield Library - featuring merchandise created using beautiful images from our Specialist Library Departments; the National Fairground and Circus Archive & Special Collections. The National Fairground and Circus Archive is one of the leading repositories in the world for material relating to all aspects of travelling popular entertainment - with collections focusing on Circus, Fairgrounds, Dwellings and Transport, World’s Fairs, Magic, Americana, Menageries, Side-Shows, Variety, Wild West, Early Cinema, Boxing, Performers, Showmen, Rides, Fairground Art, Seaside Entertainment and Amusement Parks. Special Collections is home to approximately 25,000 rare books and over 150 special collections consisting of archives, manuscripts, photographs, books, pamphlets and scores. It is a unique resource which supports research and teaching, and welcomes both the academic community and the wider public.

Light summer hat

Light summer hat
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image, “Light summer hat and fashionable walking stick for the year 1801”, from Rowlandson caricatures (1607).

Light summer cloathing

Light summer cloathing
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image, “Light summer cloathing for the year 1801”, from Rowlandson caricatures (1607).

Wasp

Wasp
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Wasp, from The natural history of British insects by E. Donovan (1808).

Paeony

Paeony
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Paeony, from English botany by James Edward Smith (1796).

The Lodge

The Lodge
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of The Lodge, Limpsfield, Surrey, from Architectural drawings by George Devey (1876).

Golden Oriole

Golden Oriole
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Golden Oriole, from Our native songsters by Anne Pratt (1853).

Garden seat

Garden seat
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of the Garden seat, from Rural residences by John B. Papworth (1818).

Cat

Cat
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Cat, from Historie of foure-footed beastes by Edward Topsell (1607).

Bee-eater

Bee-eater
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Bee-eater, from A history of British birds by F.O. Morris (1895).

Bee

Bee
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of a Bee, from The natural history of British insects by E. Donovan (1808).

Acaena Microphylla

Acaena Microphylla
Merchandise made using Special Collections' image of Acaena Microphylla, from Alpine plants by David Wooster (1874).

Dutch Equilibrist At Astleys 1846

Dutch Equilibrist At Astleys 1846
Merchandise made using the NFCA's drawing of a Dutch Equilibrist at Astleys in 1846, clipped from a Victorian Newspaper.

Cookes Royal Circus

Cookes Royal Circus
Merchandise made using the NFCA's image from a Poster of Cookes Royal Circus, for their performance at Blossomgate, Ripon, 1843.

Missourium Theristrocaulodon

Missourium Theristrocaulodon
Merchandise made using the NFCA's image of the Gigantic remains of a Mammoth - clipped from Freeman's
Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, 1842.

Clown 2

Clown 2
Merchandise made using the NFCA's drawing of a Clown, from "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News", Dec 29th, 1866.

Clown 1

Clown 1
Merchandise made using the NFCA's brilliant drawing of a Clown, from "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News",
Dec 29th, 1866.

Wild Rose

Wild Rose
Merchandise made using the NFCA's lovely archive photo of Wild West Show Performer, Wild Rose.

St. George And The Dragon

St. George And The Dragon
Merchandise made using the NFCA's image of the Grand equestrian spectacle of St. George and the Dragon or the Seven Champions of Christendom, from a poster for "Quaglienis Grand Italian Cirque" at Duk

Lady and the Lion

Lady and the Lion
Merchandise made using the NFCA's beautiful image of a female Lion Trainer from Chapter II, "Les Dompteurs", of the book, "Les Jeux du Cirque et la Vie Foraine".

Van Amburgh The Brute Tamer

Van Amburgh The Brute Tamer
Merchandise made using the NFCA's brilliant drawing of Van Amburgh The Brute Tamer, from an archive newspaper clipping.

Circus Acrobats of 1856

Circus Acrobats of 1856
Merchandise made using the NFCA's lovely drawing of Circus Acrobats from 1856, clipped from the Illustrated Victorian Newspaper, "Ballous Pictorial Drawing Room Companion".


 
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