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Catalog Number 1968.205.004
Object Name Magazine
Title Harper's Weekly, August 17, 1889
Scope & Content Two page spread from a supplement to the August 17, 1889 issue of "Harper's Weekly," concerning the Detroit International Exposition and Fair of 1889. An engraving, by Francis Schell and Thomas Hogan, captioned, "General View of the Buildings and Grounds of the Detroit International Fair and Exposition," is on the recto showing the exposition site, including the large Main Building, several smaller structures, and tends, and two ponds all enclosed in a stockade, positioned to the southwest of Fort Wayne, as viewed from the air to the southwest. The Detroit River runs along the site with a small canal leading a dockside gate.
An article entitled, "Detroit and Her International Fair and Exposition," written by William Willard Howard is on the verso of the illustration. The articles discusses the events and attractions planned for the exposition, as well as offering general information on the city. The article includes engraved portraits of the event's backers senator James McMillan, U.S. Minister to Spain Thomas W. Palmer, General Russell A. Alger, and seed magnate Dexter M. Ferry, as well as illustrations of City Hall, The Museum of Art, and Woodward Avenue Baptist Church.
Date 1889
Extent of Description Two 11" x 15.75" pages
Collection Events
Search Terms Detroit International Exposition and Fair