Souvenir woven in
The Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893

Machinery Hall
(train)

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 1878 unrecorded unrecorded
 

Bookmark from the Worlds Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893
Words:
 
 
image of shield and two
Star Spangled Banner flags  
 
 
SOUVENIR
 
WOVEN IN THE WORLDS COLUMBIAN
EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1893
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

image of building

 
 

MACHINERY HALL

 
 
 
 
image of old American style
steam train

 

Size of Silk:
19.0cm long by 6.3cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
Not signed as a STEVENS bookmark, although design components are identical to this bookmark sb1876 which is positively identified as being of Stevens manufacture.

The silk bookmark above has been seen associated with the following stiff backing paper:
 
stiff backing paper used to support the bookmark in the post
stiff backing paper used to support the bookmark in the post

The layout and wording of this printing is identical to that which appears on the stiff backing paper of bookmark sb4: 1492 - 1892 400th Anniversary in Commemoration of the discovery of America 1492 / . . . , and that bookmark has the JJ Mannion credit woven on the reverse. Mannion is believed to have been an agent of Stevens in the USA at the time of the Exposition.

Just to add layer upon layer, this same layout and wording of the printing is identical to that which appears on the stiff backing paper of bookmark sb1888: (red, white & blue stripe / draped flag) / Souvenir woven in The Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 / (building) / U.S. Government Building / (flag & cannon). This bookmark though is also noted as having been attached to an additional stiff backing paper, but with Thomas Stevens name.

 



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This page was created on 5 July 2009
new improved image added 5 February 2015, and replaced, together with backing paper, on 21 November 2016. Additional wording added 17 June 2017 © Peter Daws
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