1897 ORIGINAL Ad W. J. Varley Men's Store Nashville - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING

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This is an original 1897 all-text ad for the W. J. Varley & Co. of Nashville, Tennessee, located at 234 North Cherry Street. The store offered clothing, shoes, hats, and gents furnishing goodsÐÐ outfitters for man and boy, plus suits made to order.

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 4 x 5 inches; 10 x 13 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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