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1893 Print Chicago World's Fair Syrian Men Portrait - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAR1

1893 Print Chicago World's Fair Syrian Men Portrait - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAR1

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Two Stalwart Men of Syria

This is an original 1894 halftone print showing two Syrian men. On the left is a native of Beyrout named Naseeb Skoukeur, the son of a wealthy olive-grower. On the right is a man from Baalbec named Mohammid Delbany, who has focused his interests more on marrying than on the trade industry. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)

Period Paper has obtained a wonderful set of halftone images of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. This collection of the fair's many architectural, artistic, mechanical, agricultural, industrial, archeological, ethnological, historical, and scenic attractions was published in 1894.

The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world. In competition with many other cities, Chicago was finally designated the official site and the Exposition was built on 630 acres in and around Jackson Park. It was a spectacular display of progress and prosperity, and included among its many wonders electrical exhibits, exhibits from other countries, and a popular amusement area on Midway Plaisance with carnival rides, among them the first Ferris Wheel. Most of the fair's architecture was based on classical design which gave the area around the Court of Honor the name "The White City."

CONDITION

This 117+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Moderate scuffing. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse. We will also include the text related to this image for reference.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 8.25 inches; 26 x 21 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Costume, Native, Cultural, Culture

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