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Agricultural exhibitions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Competitive exhibitions of farm products, livestock, baked goods, etc., with prizes for excellence, often combined with carnival-like entertainment, and held annually such as State Fairs, County Fairs, etc.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

State Fairs

Accession: 20171116-JT-VIII.
Scope and Contents:

This series includes 105 items dating from 1883 to 2005. Box 153

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.

Dates: 1870-2005; Majority of material found within 1920s-1960s