Barrie Ratcliffe’s model Bioscope show faithfully depicts the intricacies of these very popular fairground attractions.

Barrie Ratcliffe: Modelling the Bioscope Show

Bioscope shows were an important part of the fairground in the 1890s and early 1900s. Though long gone, fairground models – like this one from artist Barrie Ratcliffe – remind us of these popular shows. After Randall Williams presented the first Bioscope show at King’s …

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