Publication: FA Rinehart, 1898, Omaha
First edition. 5 3/8" x 7" in tan pictorial wrappers with title and photograph of Omaha in green ink and tied at spine with brown twine. pp. Title page followed by 28 full-page photographs, printed in green ink. "The far-reaching success of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 inspired community leaders in Omaha, Nebraska, to hold their own version of that historic event ... the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition. The Expo spread across 184 acres at the northern edge of Omaha, near the Missouri River, from June 1 to October 31, 1898. Though much smaller in scale and attendance than other world's fairs of the period, the event captured the imagination of the region, received national attention and attracted two million visitors. The Grand Court exhibited the products, industries, art, and design of Nebraska and adjoining states, and sought to promote these products widely throughout the nation. The Expo also included a Midway of carnival rides and traveling attractions, and the Indian Congress, which was attended by more than 500 members of 35 different Native American tribes." The photographs in this booklet include a bird's-eye view of the Grand Court; The Fine Arts Building; the Grand Court- West End; the Government Building; the Midway Fire on June 3rd; the Mines and Mining Building; scenes in streets of All Nations; the interior of the Manufacturing Building; the U.S. Marine Band; Kansas, Nebraska & Illinois State Buildings; the main entrance to the Horticulture Building; the main entrance to the Agriculture Building; etc. Pages and wrappers lightly soiled. Very good.
Inventory Number: 49184