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1893 Chicago World's Fair

Original Souvenir Photograph Album from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

[Chicago]: Ralph J. Golsen, [circa 1893]. Oblong octavo album (18.5 x 29.5 cm), photographs measure 11 x 16.5 cm. Original calf-backed cloth boards with gilt-stamped front board, bound with two screw mounts; 47 mounted photographs. Album professionally repaired, mounting pages slightly warped, some occasional toning and soiling to mounts, photographs overall very good. Together with: Souvenir Map of the World's Columbian Exposition at Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance. Chicago: Hermann Heinze, 1893. 63.2 x 62.3 cm unfolded, folds to small narrow octavo. Bound in red printed wrappers, map printed in colors on white paper. Front cover is loose, some minor edgewear and light soiling, small tear along one of the creases, overall good.

An original souvenir photo album from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, housing 47 original mounted silver gelatin or collodion black and white photographs of buildings and scenes from the fair, with one additional photograph laid in at the back. Each photograph has a number in the lower left corner of the image which corresponds to a publisher's guide to the image located on the pastedowns of the album.

The buildings and landmarks featured in the album include: the Administration Building, the Machinery Hall, the Electrical and Liberal Arts Buildings, the canal, the Ox of Burden and Horse of Burden statues, the Peristyle, the New Liberty Bell, the Grand Basin, the Horticulture Building, a Viking ship, the Fine Arts Palace, the Fishery Building, the Ferris Wheel, the New York Building, the Wisconsin Building, the Colorado State Building, the Idaho State Building, a full-scale replica of Mount Vernon, the Venezuela Building, the Swedish Building, the India Building, the German Building, the Ceylon Building, the Algerian Theater, the full-scale replica of the Convent of La Rabida, the German Village, and the Irish Village.

A fascinating collection of original souvenirs and photographs from one of America's most important expositions.

Book ID: 52613

Price: $3,000.00