Contains 36 photographs of the Pan-American Exposition, including candid snapshots of the Midway and various concessionaires,
street views of the Exposition, and prominent buildings, including the Electric Tower. The photographer is unknown. Also included
are two souvenir books: "One Hundred Views of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo and Niagara Falls: An Up-to-Date Souvenir
Booklet for the Visitor, the Resident and for Universal Transmission to Show Something of the Great Exposition and of the
Queen City of the Lakes; With a Brief Descriptive Guide to these Great Attractions; with Suggestions for Pleasure Trip by
Lake and Land" and "Pan-American and Niagara Falls Views", both published in 1901.
The Pan-American Exposition was held in Buffalo, New York, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. Informally known as the Buffalo
World’s Fair, the Exposition’s purpose was to create a place where the Americas could exhibit and share their cultures. Exhibition
participation was limited to countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Manhattan architect John Merven Carrère (1858–1911) chaired the Board of Architects charged with creating the Exposition’s
master plan. Born in Rio de Janeiro and trained at the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris, Carrère was an influential Beaux-Arts
practitioner at his New York firm, Carrère & Hastings. For the Exposition, the favored style was Spanish Renaissance, the
traditional architecture of the former Spanish colonies in the Americas. The Pan-American Exposition site covered 350 acres.
.5LF, 1box and 2 books
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