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The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the previous post here.

Part 4 of 4

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection has recently been expanded to include items from more recent fairs, so the collection includes items from 1851 to 2010. Our holdings are strongest for

  • the 1851 Great Exhibition held in London
Dismantling by Thos. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield & London. Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England). Paxton, Joseph, Sir, 1803-1865. Photographs: black and white,

Dismantling by Thos. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield & London. Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England). Paxton, Joseph, Sir, 1803-1865. Photographs: black and white,

  • the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia
Printing for the Centennial. Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.). Times Printing House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Trade cards: color; 6.9 x 14.2 cm.

Printing for the Centennial. Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.). Times Printing House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Trade cards: color; 6.9 x 14.2 cm.

  • the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago
Children's admission ticket, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893. World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Ticket.

Children’s admission ticket, World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Ticket.

  • the 1904 Louisiana Purchase International Exposition held in St. Louis
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.). Photomechanical prints: black and white.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.). Photomechanical prints: black and white.

  • the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco
Prado, north side. Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.). Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Postcards.

Prado, north side. Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.). Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Postcards.

  •  the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fairs

Visit the recently expanded finding aid for the World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection and A Treasury of World’s Fair Art & Architecture digital archive for more information.

Article by A. Moore, Historic Preservation Graduate Assistant.

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