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1894 Print Mission Bell Tower San Antonio de Pala Asistencia Church SSC1

1894 Print Mission Bell Tower San Antonio de Pala Asistencia Church SSC1

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"Bell Tower, Pala Mission."

This is an original 1894 halftone print of the Bell Tower of Pala Mission (San Antonio de Pala Asistencia) in northern San Diego County. Photography by I. W. Taber.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of original historical halftone prints of scenes of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, together with other more general scenes of California, by noted San Francisco photographer Isaiah West Taber. Also known as the "Midwinter Exposition" or the "Midwinter Fair" this Exposition was a World's Fair, designed to follow the successful 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It was located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco where it enjoyed a run of six months. Items from this Fair are extremely hard to come by, and this collection will be of great interest to collectors of World's Fair images and memorabilia. Please note: there is a short descriptive bottom caption which is not shown.


This 118+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 8 inches; 25 x 20 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)