Harper's Weekly: NY, 1889. Paperback. Good. Item #21-5112
Illus., 16 x 11" and opens up to 16 x 22", (669)-671. Removed, tears, scattered foxing, folded in half, fold creases, toning. The article gives a description of the fair and what Detroit has to offer visitors. Three Detroit buildings are shown: City Hall, Museum Of Art and the Woodward Avenue Baptist Church. The centerfold gives a birds-eye view of the 70 acre fair: the massive main exhibition building, railroad, canal, racetracks, the Mechanical and Industrial halls. The fair offered baseball, concerts, sideshows, various competitions, restaurants and much more. Fort Wayne can be just seen behind the fair. The exposition/fair opened on September 17, 1889 and operated annually for three more years. Attendance declined from 300,000 the inaugural year and the land was sold to Solvay Processing Company in 1895. SWAF. Comes with: two "Exposition Souvenirs", 1890 and 1891, both from Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Co., illus. with classical art prints, 12 x 8.5", 10pp each, covers soiled, sunned, chipped, edge tears, missing corners, contents have light staining and soiling. The "Souvenirs" contain art prints and ads (Pullman, Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Co.) but nothing on the fair. All three items sold as is, sold as a lot. Very SCARCE memorabilia.