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    World's Columbian Exposition: Ten Documents Relating to the Dedicatory Ceremonies. Includes a 4" x 2.5" heavy beige complimentary admission card reading "Complimentary World's Columbian Exposition, Dedicatory Ceremonies, Chicago, Octo. 21st, 1892, Admit, (in ink, E.W. Bridge)/Not transferable." Signed in print by T.W. Palmer, President. Accompanying the above is the beige envelope that reads virtually identically on the outside, "Complimentary/Dedication Ceremonies/World's Columbian Exposition/Chicago/1892. Also is an 8.5" x 11" official dedication invitation with fancy scroll work and fair name. Exceedingly large, reading "invites you to participate in the ceremonies....October 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1892" with hand-written in ink, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Franklin, Newark, Ohio. Includes the 4-page, open imprinted events of the day, the inner envelope (plain) which held the invitation folded again to 8.5" x 5.5" from the 8.5" x 11" size, the outer addressed envelope with a Chicago postmark, and a cancelled 4-cent Lincoln US Postage stamp. Also includes return posted envelope with 2-cent stamp and pencil notation from WCE office and torn-off portion of return invitation which reads in red ink on beige paper, reading "Inaugural Reception of the World's Columbian Exposition, Auditorium, Chicago, October the nineteenth, 1892" and written in ink, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Roberts and an additional card measuring about 4" x 5" noting that the "Secretary of the Committee of the Inaugural Reception...begs to acknowledge the receipt of your enclosure of $23.00 and sends tickets herewith." In addition, there is a 4" x 2.5" beige card noting Complimentary ticket to the Dedication Ceremony on October 11th, 12th and 13th, 1892 (they were of course rescheduled and finding copies of the wrong date are even tougher than the correct one), hand-written in ink to Mr. C. Wesley Talbot and comes with the original envelope. A great collection of WCE Dedication Ceremonies paper. From the collection of Norm Bolotin.

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