Coventry Fair,Composed By H. Newman.
Sheet music cover, chromolithograph, 345 x 245mm. 13½ x 9½". Small tears to extremities.
Sadly the composer H. Newman remains obscure but he has here composed a musical portrait of a fair of the later 19th century. The illustration depicts the annual 'Coventry Fair', held on Greyfriars Green, Coventry. Many working class families, who would have had a long-awaited afternoon free from work, would have attended this kind of event. They would have been attracted by the sideshows, musicians, bands and street traders. The illustration features posters for the 'Largest Elephant in the world' and 'Wombell's Menagerie'. Priced 'Pr. 4/-' lower right.
[Ref: 9551] £130.00