The Album of the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago Contains the Following Views. Bird's Eye View.. / Machinery Hall / Art Building [&c &c]

Chicago: the exposition; Printed in Germany, 1893. Single long leaf of light cardstock, about 6.5x35 inches long, recto printed with heavily glazed b&w lithos and folded to 6.5x3.25 inches; images at either end are laid down on stiff cloth boards which enclose the concertina'd views. Upper boards is decorated with lady showing one breast, and a cupid clutching a US shield-thingie. A poor-to-fair exemplar; the cardstock is quite acidic and fragile, and while it supports individual images well enough, has split away from both covers with one ragged loss, and further splits are developing. Complete as called for, with all faults.

The scenes are exclusively of buildings, little sailing craft negotiating the lagoon-grid, one armored gunboat, and trees, with people shown as dots.

Cat.No: 186002

Price: $20.00