1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR POP-UP BOOKS
1893 Columbian Exposition / Chicago
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
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.
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All books are returnable within 10
days for any reason.
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
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
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.”