Circus Caravans, 1940s-1950s. Retronaut: "Arthur J. Fenwick collection of circus material. Arthur Fenwick (1878-1957) was a director of Fenwick’s Department Store. In his personal life he was extremely interested in fairs and circuses, collecting historical material about them and building personal relationships with showmen who visited Newcastle."
In the US in the late 19th Century, there was a willingness to experiment with tile and terra cotta decoration. This Art Nouveau newel post is at the bottom of the staircase in the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, designed by the Norwegian architect Thorbjorn Bassoe and made by the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Co. of New Jersey in 1902-03.
The Margravial Opera House is a Baroque opera house in the town of Bayreuth, Germany, built between 1744 and 1748 by Joseph Saint-Pierre (de). It is one of Europe's few surviving theatres of the period and has been extensively restored. The interior was designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and his son Carlo of Bologna in the late Baroque style.