Two original photographs of Bioscope shows at the St. Giles Fair in Oxford

Henry Taunt (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1910s. Two vintage borderless photographs of two Bioscope shows at the Oxford St. Giles Fair, circa 1910s. Both photographs with the stamp of Oxford-based photographer Henry Taunt on the verso, along with a provenance stamp and manuscript pencil annotations regarding cropping.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Bioscope shows were a form of early traveling cinema that rose to popularity in music halls and fairgrounds in the early twentieth century. The films shown in the Bioscope were typically primitive, and, in the attraction's earliest incarnations, often made by the showmen themselves. The booths also used live music and acrobatic acts to entertain audiences waiting to enter the booth, as shown here.

One photograph 8 x 6 inches, one photograph 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Very Good plus.

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