Images of Progress: Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Posters


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Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1871. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1871 -- Detail.

The first Cincinnati Industrial Exposition was held in 1870.   Through 1875 the events were held in Saengerfest Hall, built by the North American Saengerbund on Elm Street, between Washington Park and the Miami & Erie Canal -- now Central Parkway -- the present location of Music Hall.

The earliest exposition poster in the OMI Collection is that for 1871.   It includes an illustration of Saengerfest Hall.

Printer: Most of the bottom edge of the poster is missing.   All that can be made out are the tops of six letters which look like "ercial", followed by a missing section, and then "Print."   Cincinnati Commerical Tribune Print.?
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Medal, 1871. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Floor Plan, 1871.

The report for this exposition includes a diagram of the exhibition spaces and an image of one of the medals awarded for excellence among the exhibitors.