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St. Louis exposition in a nutshell, viewbook

1904
 Collection
Accession: 2003-219

Abstract

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. A novelty souvenir viewbook, with forty-two small halftone views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition accordion folded into an actual walnut shell, fastened with a ribbon.

Dates

  • 1904

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Extent

1 item(s)

Physical Description

1 item : viewbook inside a walnut containing 42 photomechanical prints : b&w.

Historical Note

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The centennial celebration was delayed a year to foster greater participation from other countries and states. It was the last significant exposition before World War I. The fair was built on a 1,200 acre site and included exhibitions from sixty-two countries and forty-three of the forty-five states of that day. Exhibitions covered achievements in the fine arts, science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, government, and education.

Scope and Contents

A novelty souvenir viewbook, with forty-two small halftone views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition accordion folded into an actual walnut shell, fastened with a ribbon. The item was copyrighted by L. I. Silverman on April 16, 1904. Views are black & white and show buildings at the fair.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
St. Louis exposition in a nutshell, viewbook
Status:
Date:
2020
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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