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SOLD - 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR POP-UPSOLD - This item is for reference only, to find available movable books, see category "Books for Sale"
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1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR POP-UP BOOKS

1893 Columbian Exposition / Chicago World's Fair

Set of 4 Pop-Up Books published as Souvenirs of the Exposition - illustrating the various buildings. The books open to a pop-up of buildings that are numbered and correspond to their names on the front cover.

Each Measures 12" x 10 1/4"

Patent date - June 26, 1883 - Cover is marked "Registered" and "Printed in Germany".

Fine – All 4 are in excellent all original condition. The pop-ups are all perfect. One has bumping on a corner (see photo) and slight fraying on binding. One has a tear on a support strip NOT a pop-up – still pops-up perfectly.

Questions? Email us at info@vintagepopupbooks.com.

All books are returnable within 10 days for any reason.

Collector’s Corner:

The Building pop-ups include:

1: Machinery Hall; Administration Building; Illinois State Building; Forestry Building

2: Naval Exhibit; Pier; Fisheries Building

3: Electrical Building; Hall of Mines; Wisconsin State Building

4: Casino & Pier; the Art Palace; the Diary Building

In “Viewing Souvenirs” from the Journal of Design History Vol. 15 No. 2 © 2002 The Design History Society – Amy Ogata writes:

“optical souvenirs produced for international expositions reconfirmed the enchanted visual experience in a way that other mass-produced souvenirs could not and, moreover, that this held implications for both popular consumption and collective memory.”……..” the paper peepshow and pop-up souvenirs that were made for world's fairs operate metonymically. That is, they offer a singular, fragmentary, viewpoint that stands for the whole experience of attending an international exposition. By experiencing the gigantic structures as miniature environments, the viewer becomes all-powerful, and the buildings become portable mementoes. The process of miniaturization renders the abstract visual experience into a neatly collectible commodity.”

$2,400.00


Product Code: A-12

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