Publication: Civil War Centennial Issue, 1961, Denver
12 1/2" x 9 1/2" 4-page program listing the featured events at the Naples Fair, September 12, 13, & 14, 1911, in Naples, New York. Page 1 contains general information, "Over $3,000 in Premiums/ Fast Races/ More Attractions than Ever/ Large Displays of Everything/ Naples Band Will Furnish Music/ Grand Ball at Hall in the Evening under Management of the Fair/ Special Trains and Rates on L.V.R.R./ Special Boat Wednesday from Canandaigua/ The Midway the best ever/ Merry-Go-Round Ocean Wave." Page 2 offers a photograph of the California exhibit cars at the Lehigh Depot . "California Exhibit Cars/ Coming/ at Lehigh Depot Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15/ Lumber Wagon Race/ the most exciting race on the program/ Ladies' Slow Race/ the funny race for ladies/ Lots of Free Attractions/ Don't stay at home, but come to the Fair that is truly a/ Live Wire from start to finish/ Excellent Accommodations for All!/ Everything and More than Advertised." Page 3 announces "Two Games of/ Professional Base Ball!/ Cuban Stars/ of Havana, Cuba, vs./ All-Professionals / of Rochester/ Games Called at 10 A.M./ on Wednesday and Thursday/ Cuban Stars. Beat the World's Champion Athletics in series of nine games out of 12. Held Cincinnati National League to no runs in twenty-seven innings. Defeated Detroit of American League. Defeated Indianapolis of American Association/ The All-Professionals will do their/ best to defeat the Stars/ Everybody Likes to See Base Ball/ This is a Rare Chance to see such a Fast Game outside the Big Cities/ The Diamond has been put in Fine Shape/ Come and Root, Ye Base Ball Fans" Page 4 features a photograph of Walter Johnson and his Thomas Brothers Biplane. Johnson, who would be barnstorming at the Fair on the 13th and 14th, was given credit for the first successful flights ever made in Buffalo, circular flights at a height of 1,000 feet, and a flight from Hammondsport to Bath (16 miles in 12 minutes). 1" closed tear to bottom edge of page 1/2; 1" closed tear to top edge of page 3/4 along with 2 - 1/2" closed tears to side margins of page 3/4. All tears are outside of the black 3-lined border and do not affect text. Also with light wrinkling. Very good. Scarce, very attractive and interesting.
Inventory Number: 39616