Selinsgrove Night Fair Girls Show Advertisement

Title

Selinsgrove Night Fair Girls Show Advertisement

Subject

Showgirls
Fairs
Advertising--Performing arts

Description

Advertisement from the Selinsgrove Night Fair, which was held on the grounds where the Selinsgrove Speedway is currently located. The Night Fair started in 1942 and ran until the late 1960s.

This advertisement would have been in front of a "girls show," adult style attractions featuring dancing women. This particular advertisement was hand painted and is believed to have been used in the 1950s or 1960s. There would have been multiple paintings like this outside the tent to attract fairgoers. This was common practice for carnivals at the time.

Date

Circa 1950

Coverage

Selinsgrove, PA

Type

Image

Format

image/jpeg

Citation

“Selinsgrove Night Fair Girls Show Advertisement,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed December 18, 2018, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/727.

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