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    World's Columbian Exposition: Group of Ticket-Related Correspondence and Materials. This lot includes: a Postcard noting that "the admission ticket to the Exposition, to which you are entitled in full payment of your subscription in advance of the calls, are now ready for delivery...."; a second postcard that is for picking up payment "Voucher for $_____ is in your favor is now ready for payment."; a third document, on State of Mississippi Letterhead with large, flourishing type and a picture of the capitol building, imprinted with the name and title of J.U. Evans, Treasurer and dated May 23, 1892 in Jackson, Mississippi. Evans, who signs in ink at the bottom, writes to the Honorable Charles R. Howney(?) regarding tickets in Chicago which may have been for the political convention that was held concurrently with the Columbian Exposition, but it is not clear how many tickets Evans seeks and the date; fourth is a handwritten note, Joint Committee on Ceremonies World's Columbian Exposition, Rand-McNally Building, to General St. Clair, October 21, 1892 (Dedication) from E. C. Culp Secretary, 4" x 2.5", beige card stock; fifth, a Chicago to Joliet rail pass, quite tattered, folded in half and splitting at the fold and an original Caninet Card Photo of the elevated Intramural train tracks running over the water in front of the Fisheries Building; next, are three Victorian advertising cards that while they do not mention the fair are from firms in the area or dealing with the area and probably at the fair. We cannot say, however, that they were among those given out by exhibitors. Includes a colorful Reynolds Brothers Shoes in Utica, NY; equally colorful and gorgeous artwork for Kee Kee Tea; and a quite odd Buffalo card with what look like gorillas in fine attire advertising oat meal toilet soap. Each card has typical advertising on the back, illustration on the front; finally, a December 1892 letter regarding a planned trip and the suggestion being that it might be for the fair "but Pa doesn't want me leaving." A great assortment of WCE-related paper. From the collection of Norm Bolotin.

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    December, 2008
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