Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Varied Industries Building, St. Louis World's Fair in 1904

Official Souvenir Post Card
Varied Industries Building
Samuel Cupples Envelope Co. 

The back has a stamp from the Ladue (a very wealthy suburb of St. Louis) post office with the date Sep 4, 1904, and a USA 1 cent stamp from 1904 of Livingston - but there is no writing or address on it.

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Hold Card to Light
Official Souvenir Postal card

Varied Industries Building
When you hold this postcard up to the light all the windows and the circles on the sidewalks light up, including the little buildings on the right.

Samuel Cupples Envelope Co.  St. Louis, Mo. Sole World's Fair Stationers. 


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The Palace of Varied Industries from the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 was a hexagonal building and covered about thirteen acres.  Each of the building's entrances had two towers and in the center of the building were large open courts. 

Varied Industries included all exhibits related to furniture, interior decorations, jewelry and toys.  The building held many examples showing the growth in production of artistic wares.  
United States of America stamp issued in 1904
Livingston 1746 - 1831 
Postage One Cent
Featuring the Minister to France, Robert Livingston, from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition set 

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