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Authentic Antique Print: World's Columbian Exposition Promotional Hand Fan Date: 1892 (dated) Dimensions: 13 x 22.5 inches (33 x 57.15 cm)

1892 World's Columbian Exposition Promotional Hand Fan

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Date: 1892 (dated) Chicago

Dimensions: 13 x 22.5 inches (33 x 57.15 cm)

This is a lovely and delicate promotional hand fan from just before the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago during the summer of 1893. The fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

The fan features a bright and clear bird's eye view of the entire fair prior to its opening on May 1, 1893. The White City, as it was known, was astonishingly constructed in a little over two years under the direction of America's most noted architects and designers. The famed Ferris wheel does not appear in this view as it was not completed until the 11th hour of the project. Numerous tall ships, trees, buildings, and people are displayed with intricate detail.

On the verso, a collage of three scenes depicts the landing of Columbus in the new world, the converting of native people to Christianity, and early development in the Americas.

Condition: The fan is in A+ condition with original guards, sticks, and head. The ribs are spread full showing no tears or holes what so ever.

Inventory #18484 

1200 W. 35th Street #425 Chicago, IL 60609 | P: (312) 496 - 3622

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