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Herr Postcard and Souvenir Collection: Louisiana Purchase Exposition

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Identifier: P0366

Title: Herr Postcard and Souvenir Collection: Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Description: The Herr Postcard and Souvenir Collection contains postcards and other souvenirs from the 1904 World's Fair, four large novelty postcards of St. Louis sites, and a wooden New Year's card from 1903. The World's Fair postcards include four wooden postcards, a view of Portland Place, a foldout panorama of the Fair, and 15 oversize postcards. Some of the postcards have thin colored insets and are "hold to light" postcards. The collection also includes other types of ephemera, including six Fair-related printed envelopes, three Fair souvenir calendars, and one moving-parts souvenir postcard. Samuel Cupples Envelope Company produced many of the items. Subjects include: LPE; St. Louis City Hall; St. Louis Union Station; Eads Bridge; riverfront levee scene; exhibit palaces.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1903 - 1905

Type(s): Collection




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