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The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885

Description:

Uncle Sam and Liberty welcome a group of women labeled "Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, La Plata, Chili, Hayti, [and] Ecuador" to the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Excerpts from the "Republican National Platform" and the "Democratic National Platform" that warn against "entangling alliances" while promoting trade, particularly in the "Western Hemisphere," frame the tableau.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Exhibitions; Commerce

Date: 1884-12-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt in poetic form about a telegram received from her about the World's Fair.  He informs her of his attempt to procure tickets and the travel plans that he has arranged.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Travel; Poetry; Tickets; Passenger trains

Date: 1892-1893?

Cardboard fan from 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

Description:

Cardboard fan on a wooden handle, souvenir of Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition. One side of the fan includes a color illustration of the fair grounds; other side has an advertisement for a "Blue Label" (Union-made) Cigar -- including a quote from Theodore Roosevelt regarding tenement house factories.


Resource Type: Other

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Cigar industry; Cigars; Exhibitions; Fairs; Fans; Labor laws and legislation; Illinois--Chicago; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1893

Uncle Sam's concert; The great Chicago fair

Description:

Score and lyrics written about The Great Chicago Fair of 1893, rereleased in 1912 with a cover depicting TR and Taft brawling in front of Uncle Sam and the Capitol. Arranged by William Loraine.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Fairs; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1893, 1912

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about plans for their upcoming trip to the World's Fair.  Because President Grover Cleveland asked him to do so, Roosevelt thinks that he will stay in his position as Civil Service Commissioner for at least another year though he hasn't gotten along with his colleagues.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Travel; Dinners and dining; Work; United States Civil Service Commission; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1893-04-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about their upcoming trip to the World's Fair.  There has been some confusion about the tickets which Roosevelt is trying to sort out.  His schedule has changed so he will now have to cut his portion of the trip short by a couple of days.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Travel; Tickets

Date: 1893-05-04

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city?

Description:

At center is a place for Republicans to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election. Such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed wait there. Surrounding vignettes show a prominent citizen being escorted by two "Bureau of Public Comfort" guards who keep the press at bay, a sewing station for women's clothing after a round of bargain shopping, a room where anarchists can blow off some steam "without disturbing anybody," an educational facility to help orient newcomers to the ways of the city, and a hypnotist who attempts to convince servants to work in the country. Caption: Some of the useful purposes it might serve.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Rooms; Leisure; Upper class; Police; Shopping; Sewing; Household employees; Anarchists; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-10-25

Up to date

Description:

Print shows a hotel proprietor standing on the sea shore telling a sea serpent to go away before the summer tourists arrive. The serpent, wearing a hat, tells the man that it is about to shed its skin, which could be advertised as a "disrobing act." Caption: Summer-Hotel Proprietor No; go away! Sea-serpents are out of date as attractions. / Sea-Serpent But I am just about to shed my skin; - couldn't you advertise me as doing a disrobing act?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Beaches; Summer resorts; Sea monsters; Undressing; Exhibitions; Hats

Date: 1899-06-07

The French exposition of 1899

Description:

Print shows Uncle Sam, John Bull, and a crowd of spectators looking at seven French military officers standing and sitting in stocks. The latter are labeled "Zurlinden, Du Paty de Clam, Gonse, Roget, Mercier, Boisdeffre, [and] Esterhazy." These officers were responsible for the conviction, and re-conviction, of Alfred Dreyfus for the charge of treason (he was ultimately exonerated).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Exhibitions; Stocks (Punishment); Armed Forces--Officers; Corruption; Treason; Spectators; France; Zurlinden, Emile Auguste, 1837-1929; Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923; Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935

Date: 1899-10-18

Business business

Description:

Illustration showing a female figure labeled "France" with a rooster on her head, welcoming heads of state, Uncle Sam, John Bull, and other dignitaries to the opening of the Paris Exposition. Caption: France Welcome, gentlemen! [Let us f]orget our little animosities, for the present!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); International relations; Heads of state; Exhibitions; France--Paris

Date: 1900-05-16

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