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1893 World's Fair souvenir playing cards

circa 1893
 Collection
Identifier: 1977-216

Abstract

World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Two copies of a deck of playing cards illustrated with color lithographic views of various buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition.

Dates

  • circa 1893

Creator

Extent

53 item(s)

General Physical Description

53 items : playing cards with original box ; 2.5 x 3.5 in.

Historical Note

World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The architecture was a significant part of the event itself; the buildings included large exhibition halls and buildings representing many states.

Scope and Content

Two copies of a deck of playing cards illustrated with color lithographic views of various buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition. Both copies have the original box included. Published by Winters Art Litho Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
1893 World's Fair souvenir playing cards
Status:
Online
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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