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St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair Collection (WUA00194)

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Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Objects

Oversized Materials



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Collection Overview

Title: St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair Collection (WUA00194)Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00194

Primary Creator: University Archives - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged into four series, as described below:

Series 1: Bound Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Series 2: Booklets, Plans, Souvenirs, and Ephemera

Series 3: Objects

Series 4: Oversized Materials

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of various souvenir scrapbooks, souvenir books, stock certificate, and other material from or related to the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis, Missouri (Louisiana Purchase Exposition).

Collection Historical Note

The St. Louis World’s Fair (officially known as the Louisiana Fair Exposition) was held from April 30 to December 1, 1904 in Forest Park and on the grounds of Washington University.  Alumni and board members were among the 118 directors who had organized and backed the fair under the leadership of David Rowland Francis.  The newly built University Hall served as Fair headquarters and the University’s athletic complex hosted the 1904 Olympics.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method:

This material was given to University Archives by numerous individuals.

Accession number 2013-039, transfer from Chancellor's Office, April 17, 2013

Accession number WUA2014-103, gift of Cheryl Kaplan, October 13, 2014

Gift of H. James and Ann Harre, March 14, 2016

Accession number LH2018-008, gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES)

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen and Sarah Pabarcus in September 2005. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2016 and July 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2016 and July 2019.


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Series 3: ObjectsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Metal Tray, "Palace of Liberal Arts, St. Louis, 1904"Add to your cart.
Gift of Marvin Hembrock, WU class of 1962
Item 2: Wood and glass display case with 1 shelf and door, elongated hexagonal shape (Bombay Company, Taiwan)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 3: Round metal dish with embossed image and words, depicting U.S. Government Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 4: Metal dish, depicting Liberal Arts Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 5: Silver spoon, depicting Palace of Liberal Arts (U.S. Silver Co.)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 6: Metal badge, four parts attached with rings, depicting Palace of Machinery, Cascade Gardens, St. Louis Union Station, Eads Bridge (unknown manufacturer) Round metal dish with embossed image and words, depicting U.S. Government Building (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 7: Rectangle metal tray with scalloped edges, color image covering front, depicts Festival Hall and Cascades (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 8: Enamel over metal cup with handle, The Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Cup (Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Co, Elite Austria Registered, St. Louis, Mo., Copyright 1903 by Rothspild, Meyers, and Co.) (moderate wear and chipping of enamel)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 9: Bone china saucer, floral pattern, displayed with enamel cup (Milton, England), undated, cracked and glued by donorAdd to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 10: Glass paper weight with paper backing, depicting Festival Hall (unknown manufacturer) (Moderate wear on paper and glass)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 11: Pressed clear glass dish with gold paint on reverse, open lattice work on rim, depicting Festival Hall and Cascade Gardens (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 12: Rudy flash glass cup with handle, inscribed Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904, Olvertha Feck (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 13: Pressed clear glass container with ruby flash on top portion, inscription in gold, St. Louis Exposition 1904 (unknown manufacturer)Add to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Item 14: White china container with gold rim and color image, depicting Palace of Electricity (Victoria, CarlsbadAdd to your cart.
Gift of W. Witherspoon
Box 5AAdd to your cart.
Item 1: World's Fair 1904 Official Souvenir Playing Cards. Published and copyrighted by Samuel Cupples Envelope Co.Add to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 2: World's Fair 1904 St. Louis "Through The Pike" watch fob. Engraved with "HHG" on back.Add to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 3: World's Fair 1904 Palace of Electricity coin purseAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 4: World's Fair 1904 Administration Building trinket boxAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]
Item 5: World's Fair 1904 small terra cotta mug with painted figure holding St. Louis 1904 sign postAdd to your cart.
Gift of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), February 2018 [LH2018-008]

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