Festival of Britain, 1951

Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain, held May – September 1951, hoped to provide some respite from the ongoing effects of the Second World War. The Festival celebrated the nation’s past achievements in the arts, industry and science, but it also looked forward to a future of progress and prosperity.   This book is the first to present the story of the Festival of Britain through its souvenirs –  objects produced to celebrate ‘A Tonic for the Nation’, as Herbert Morrison described the Festival. The book places the souvenirs and objects into their historical context, and explains the continuing appeal of these artifacts. (Price is inclusive of carriage)

Size:  22.00 x 15.00cm

Format: Hardback

Postage

All postage, whether for framed or unframed prints, is free of charge. (Regrettably we cannot send framed prints outside of the UK).

Framing

Your print is mounted using archival ph neutral material, and each frame is made specifically for your choice of print. More information and larger images of the frames is available on the about page under ‘Framing

£16.95

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Description

Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain, held May – September 1951, hoped to provide some respite from the ongoing effects of the Second World War. The Festival celebrated the nation’s past achievements in the arts, industry and science, but it also looked forward to a future of progress and prosperity.   This book is the first to present the story of the Festival of Britain through its souvenirs –  objects produced to celebrate ‘A Tonic for the Nation’, as Herbert Morrison described the Festival. The book places the souvenirs and objects into their historical context, and explains the continuing appeal of these artifacts. (Price is inclusive of carriage)

Size:  22.00 x 15.00cm

Format: Hardback

Postage

All postage, whether for framed or unframed prints, is free of charge. (Regrettably we cannot send framed prints outside of the UK).

Framing

Your print is mounted using archival ph neutral material, and each frame is made specifically for your choice of print. More information and larger images of the frames is available on the about page under ‘Framing