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Kaufmann [Charles D.] - [Herman] Fabry, Photographers
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, CHICAGO, 1933 - 1934:; PRESENTS THIS COLLECTION OF OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO J. J. O'BRIEN IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VALUABLE SUPPORT.
[Chicago: Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933]. Folio album of 52 leaves mounted on hinges; the first leaf is the title page and dedication, followed by 51 leaves, each with a mounted warm-tone gelatin silver photograph 8 x 11 inches or the reverse, titled beneath the image in pencil. A few images show light silvering at the corners. Bound in full blue morocco with silk endsheets by Arthur Hertzberg & Craftsmen, titled and decorated with rules in gilt. Light rubbing at the spine ends and joints. Fine. A stunning album of architectural photographs by the official photographers of the exposition, Kaufmann and Fabry, a Chicago based commercial studio. The photographs include aerial views of the entire fairgrounds, the Art Deco buildings, pavilions and theaters, interior views of the Great Hall, and spectacularly lighted night views of the Electric Fountain, Swift's Orchestra Shell, the Chrysler Motors Building, fireworks along the shore of Lake Michigan, among others.
Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd [Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.]

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