An Early 20thC Hand-Painted Fairground Sign; Children’s Joy; c.1910

Origin: English
Period: Edwardian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1910
Width: 31.5”
Height: 6.5”

The decorative hand painted fairground, sign designed to draw in the crowds at fairgrounds in the early-twentieth century, sign written with the words Children’s Joy, in green with yellow highlights and shadowed in orange, the whole being an early example of fairground and circus memorabilia.

Suspended from two corner holes, the panel has paint flaking to several areas and scuffs commensurate with age (it was of course part of a travelling troupe) but structurally it is sound.

The wording suggests this sign was advertising any number of attractions.

A decorative gem, and an early example of its type, encompassing all the fun of the fair with particularly nice sign written script.