The Illustrated World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir
The Illustrated World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir
The Illustrated World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir

The Illustrated World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir

Commercial Travelers' Home Association of America, 1893. Paperback. [2], [13] leaves of illustrations; 25 x 30 cm. Light green wrapper with wrapper title and illustration and red and black; tied with black cord. Advertisements for New York state businesses inside front wrapper and on both sides of back wrapper. The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the "New World" in 1492. The Commercial Travelers' Home Association was formed in 1891 and incorporated in New York State in 1892. The members sought to raise the money to build a home where older travelling salesmen without families to support them could retire and where younger travellers who had fallen on hard times could live. Binghamton, N.Y., was chosen as the site and construction started and quickly stopped in 1894. This was published as a fund-raiser during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, with an illustration of the proposed home. The 13 leaves of illustrations of the Exposition are taken from the engravings by J. Manz & Co. of Chicago. Scarce. In Good Condition: wrapper is soiled; loss at lower corners of front wrapper and from lower edge of back wrapper; final leaf of illustration had closed 1-cm. tear from fore-edge and chipping at lower edge, neither impacting image; otherwise solid. Good. Item #008352

Price: $75.00