State Fairs1870-2005 Majority of material found within 1920s-1960s
- Majority of material found within 1920s-1960s
Scope and Contents
State Fairs began in the nineteenth century as a way to promote agriculture, livestock and farm products. The earliest State Fair in the US was in 1841, in Syracuse, New York. As the US moved to a more industrial society, fairs began to offer more variety including displays of commercial products, carnival rides and concerts. This series includes brochures, programs, stickers, tickets and more from a variety of State Fairs, from Alaska to Wyoming.
Related item: Blue ribbon USA : prizewinning recipes from state and county fairs / by Georgia Orcutt and John Margolies. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2007.
From the Collection: 45 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: Margolies, John (Collector, Person)