Cincinnati: Official Photographic Company / Tom Jones, . First Edition. Stiff Printed Sleeve. 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches. Stiff gray paper sleeve printed in gold with mounted halftone photo reproduction, illustrated with 25 black & white photos in oval vignettes printed in gold three of which are mounted on flaps, the remainder recto on a multi-fold leaf tipped in. Covers ink-stained and one flap detached, gold foil stars affixed to the front panel, edges rubbed and light soiling, images remain bright and sharp. Good+. Item #6397
A charming memento from the Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, as it was known in full. Albeit not classified as a "world's fair," it is often referred to as such. The prodigious use and display of old-growth timber was certainly world-class. Our favorite display was the Prune Bear, an oversized bear standing on hind legs made entirely of prunes. Preserved in a clear archival sleeve with acid-free backing.