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British Empire Exhibition, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC BEE

Scope and Contents

Loose postcards relating to the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 1924. The postcards, which were published by Fleetway Press Ltd, 3-9 Dane Street, Holborn, were originally included in a folder containing a collection of catalogues and other booklets on the Exhibition.

The postcards are arranged as general (1-3), Britain (4-6), Empire countries in alphabetical order (7-20) and pageant and tattoo scenes (21-26). Items 1-5, 7, 9, 11-14, 16-26 are by Campbell Gray; others have no photographer shown. Most of the images are rather muddy half tones, though there are some original photographs.


  • Creation: 1924


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From the Fonds:

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1 file(s) (27 images in 1 file)

Language of Materials



Some of the individual postcards correspond to items listed in Knight, D.R. and A.D. Sabey (1984), The Lion roars at Wembley : British Empire Exhibition, 60th anniversary 1924-1925, New Barnet : D.R. Knight. However, the collection is not identifical with any of the groups set out there.




Fleetway Press Ltd

Finding aid date

2003-10-09 09:04:31+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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