1897 Ad Publishing House M. E. Church South Nashville - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING

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This is an original 1897 ad for the Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Nashville, Tennessee. The ad states that the Publishing House "can supply any good book you want, no matter where published," including books of theology, biography, history, poetry, miscellany, and classics, plus holiday, birthday, or anniversary gifts for the young and the old. The facilities also offer bookbinding, fine printing, and electrotyping services. Barbee & Smith, Agents and Publishers. The ad includes a nice illustration of the building.

Period Paper has obtained a collection of images and advertisements of Nashville, Tennessee from 1897. These halftone prints and ads offer fascinating views of the city of Nashville as it appeared at the time of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial. This collection was issued in 1897 and was declared to be the official guide to the Centennial.

The Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition was a World's Fair which ran from May 1 to October 31 of 1897 in Nashville. It was designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tennessee's entry into the union in 1796, although it was a year delayed. Located to the west of the city in what is known today as Centennial Park, the Fair boasted many buildings and exhibitsÐÐthe most notable of which was The Parthenon, built by the city of Nashville, and the Pyramid representing the city of Memphis.

CONDITION

This 114+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 8 inches; 13 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising

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