DescriptionWorld's Columbian Exposition: Lot of Fifteen Railway Items. Fair-goer album page of tickets plus railroad and ticket broker items and several related other travel tickets worth close inspection. Very interesting tickets and advertisements for rail items to the fair including a unique ticket for the Connecticut delegation to the WCE. Lot includes: Papa & Mama at the World's Fair Oct 93, a scrapbook page of a fair-going couple's eight tickets from local rails in Chicago and to and from the fair; Senour Manufacturing map showing rail route from fair grounds to its factory near Ashland and Archer streets. Outstanding map of both horse and cable car routes; Ticket Broker Henry Gaze and Sons, 204th South Clark Street, handling all Railroad and Steamship tickets, Government Building in color on reverse, and a second Gaze card, once pasted into an album so text obscured, with Machinery Hall in color on the reverse; McCrary's Ticket Offices in Missouri ticket, slight crease, brown tone illustration of WCE on one side and info on tickets on the other; I. Samuelson & Co Railroad Ticket Brokers, 188 Clark Street, Chicago, "World's Fair Excursion Tickets Bought and Sold." Administration Building in color on reverse; To Chicago and Return FREE!! During the World's Fair. The regular ONE WAY Rail Road fare from______etc. Customer fills in the blank and "Sprague, Warner & Co. Chicago, will tell you how you can come to the Great Fair in 1893, Transportation FREE both ways, and one admission included."; Specialty Train, New York, New Haven & Hartford/Boston & Albany/New York Central/and Michigan Central Railroads. From Hartford To Chicago and Return, Conveying the Connecticut Delegation to the Dedicatory Ceremonies/World's Columbian Exposition. All times both directions. One train, delegation and open to others and special schedule and time, beginning on October 18, with 9:20 departure for Chicago from Hartford. From the collection of Norm Bolotin.
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