Images of Progress: Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Posters


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Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1879. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1879 -- Detail. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1879 -- Detail.
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Poster, 1879 -- Detail. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition Medal, 1879.

The exposition of 1879 was the first held in the new Music Hall.   The opening parade was the largest in the city's history, taking two and a half hours to pass the reviewing stand and including six of P.T. Barnum's giant elephants, President Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman and General Philip H. Sheridan.

The poster, featured as the signature image for the 1999 North American Print Conference, includes exquisite vignettes of the interior of this wonderful structure, now the home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Also shown is a commissioner's medal from the 1879 exposition.

Printer: KREBS LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY, CINCINNATI.