Item #12930 Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition by C. D. Arnold Official Photographer. C. D. Arnold.
Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition by C. D. Arnold Official Photographer
Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition by C. D. Arnold Official Photographer
Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition by C. D. Arnold Official Photographer

Glimpses of the Pan-American Exposition by C. D. Arnold Official Photographer

Association copy: 37 pages of inscriptions and autographs from vendors and attendees of the 1901 Pan-Am Exposition are written inside. Buffalo: The Courier Co., 1901.

First Edition. Soft cover. Bound soft cover cut in the shape of a Buffalo head. Front and rear covers are a color lithograph illustration of a Buffalo head. Title in light blue on the front cover. Spine is backed by a thin piece of black linen tape. Souvenir autograph booklet contains [40] leaves of black and white photograph scenes of the Pan-Am Exhibition on the front sides. Inscriptions and autographs are written on the blank versos of 37 of 40 leaves. The original owner of this booklet appears to be Emilie Hommel of Sandusky, Ohio. A later owner's inscription in pencil is written on the blank verso of the front cover - "Among my Collection John G. Knauer (sp.?) 1412 Erie Blvd Sandusky O Nov. 11/1955". Light edge wear to the covers. A small scuff mark on the rear cover and a small chip to the tip of the Buffalo horn on the front cover. There is a very small barely noticeable puncture throughout the booklet, approximately the size of a pin hole (possibly threaded at one time?). Good +. Item #12930

62 counted autographs and inscriptions from vendors and attendees of the Exposition dated from late October to the closing of the fair on November 2, 1901. Locations signed from contributors include the States of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, California, New York, Ohio, and North Carolina. Other places signed include Washington D. C., Mexico City, Ontario, Toronto, and Africa. The inscription from Africa is written in half English and half Arabic languages from "Fort National Algerie, Africa". Another inscription is written in the Spanish language. A few of the vendors provided the number of their booth in their inscriptions. A sample of some of the inscriptions are provided here: "Claude M. Nolan of Chantauqua Fruits, Jacksonville Fla"; "R. P. Parker Colgate University"; "Kathrine House Niagara Falls Centre, Ontario, Canada (Ontario Fruit Exhibit) 10/29/01"; "Never forget the Pan-American friends Especially those in Machinery Hall Katherine O. Huntley, Dover Delaware"; "Miss Hommel When you have an opportunitie of fixing your beautiful eyes on this book please give a thought to your humble friend from Mexico, that esteem's you, and all your family very sincerly and wishes for all, all happeniness and prosperity in the future. J. M. Nuncio Pan-American October 29th, 1901"; "The best wishes of your friend G. W. Thompson Los Angeles Cal Oct. 29th, 1901"; "Geo ? Stevenson, Chicago, (formerly a schoolmate of Emilie in Sandusky)..."; "M. R. Gilmore Valley, Nebraska. Exhibit of the American Beet Sugar Assoc'n, P.A.E., Buffalo, 1901; and "Farewell Day Nov 2 When gliding down the stream of life In a birch canoe, I wish to you a pleasant trip and room enough for two - Joseph F. Wagner, 138 College St. Buffalo, N.Y."

The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, United States, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The fair occupied 350 acres (1.4 km2) of land on the western edge of what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue...The exposition is most remembered because President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, at the Temple of Music on September 6, 1901. The President died eight days later on September 14 from gangrene caused by the bullet wounds. (Source: wikipedia). The Temple of Music photograph view is located on the 6th leave of this booklet.

Price: $375.00

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