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World’s Fair, St Louis 1904


Published: Henry Rauth Printing Co., St Louis, 1904

Edition: First edition

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First edition:[9] pages, chiefly black and white photographs, original pictorial paper wrappers, the front cover is starting to detach, a good copy.

Portraits of General Piet Cronje, Frank Fillis and Field Cornet Van Gass on the front cover.

From the Introduction: The object of this collection of pictures is to give the visitor the pleasure of reviewing during time to come the wonderful spectacle witnessed here, and which, no doubt will be impressed upon the minds of the public for many years to come.

Extracted from Van Der Merwe (Floris) Die Boere-Sirkus van St Louis page 61 -62 : The South African presence at the World’s Fair was made possible by the South African Boer War Exhibition Company. The founder and original promoter of this company was Captain Arthur Waldo Lewis, a Missourian by birth, who fought for the Rhodesian forces ( Bushveld Carbineers) in the Anglo Boer War. After the war he returned to Missouri where he conceived the idea of staging a Boer War exhibition at the coming Exposition.

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 4to (300 x230mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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