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Auction 189, Lot 265

"[Untitled - Texas Centennial Exposition]",

Subject: Dallas, Texas

Period: 1936 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

23.8 x 18.1 inches
60.5 x 46 cm
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This map was issued in conjunction with the Texas Centennial Exposition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Texas' Independence from Mexico. Located at Fair Park in Dallas, more than 50 buildings were constructed for the event, which was credited with buffering the Dallas area from the effects of the Great Depression. The view covers the entire Exposition grounds with a key at bottom right locating 40 points of interest. Text at lower left states that the Exposition "commemorates a glorious past, accents a brilliant present and reveals a bright future." Text and illustrations on verso provide additional information on Texas, the City of Dallas, and "An Empire on Parade." Self-folding into pictorial wrappers (4.0 x 9.0") with title "Starring Texas...Texas Centennial Exposition Dallas, June 6 - Nov. 29 1936." No past sales records were located, and only four institutional examples are listed on OCLC (3 in Texas and Yale University).


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a couple of very faint dampstains along the bottom sheet edge.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2022