A Fantastic Mid 20thC Hand Painted "Its Thrilling" Fairground Panel Sign

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Origin: English
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1940-60
Width: 41.5 inches
Height: 13 inches
Depth: 1 inches


The rectangular hand painted fairground sign designed to draw in the crowds at fairgrounds in the mid twentieth century, exclaiming ‘Its Thrilling’ painted on a sunshine yellow ground with ruby red border.

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 for a spinner or coaster attraction, let us at least assume a ride with some real movement.

A decorative gem encompassing all the fun of the fair.

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