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World's Fair and travel postcards

1933-1955
 Collection
Accession: 2012-224

Abstract

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs.

Dates

  • 1933-1955

Creator

Extent

9 item(s)

General Physcial Description

9 prints (postcards) : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 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.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs. The images include: photo postcards of Cuba and Jamaica; halftone print postcards showing the pension check signing machine at the 1926 Sesqui-Centennial, the Havoline Thermometer, Hall of Science, and General Exhibits Building at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition; a valentine postcard and humorous vacation postcard. Most of the cards have handwritten messages on the reverse and have been mailed.

Location

Postcard GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
World's Fair and travel postcards
Status:
Date:
2015
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

Contact:
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