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World's Columbian Exposition souvenir flyer

1893.
 Collection
Accession: 2004-261

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. This is a flyer advertising the American Aristotype Paper and G. Cramer photographic dry plates.

Dates

  • 1893.

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

Physical Description

1 item ; 6.25 x 9.5 in.

Historical Note

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months.

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 Contents

Souvenir flyer from the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 for the "Largest photo in the world... made by J. C. Strauss, St. Louis." Flyer advertises American Aristotype Paper and G. Cramer photographic dry plates. The front of the flyer has a reproduction of the photograph as well as lists of exhibitors at the fair using American Aristo Paper and Cramer Plates. The back has a map of the location of American photographic exhibits, North Gallery Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building... "compliments of G. Cramer Dry Plate Works, St. Louis, Mo."

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
World's Columbian Exposition souvenir flyer
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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