1905 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A FUN AND UNIQUE DAY VISITING THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, THE WORLD’S FAIR THAT WOULD BRING THOUSANDS TO PORTLAND, OREGON

By: BLANCHE BRADLEY

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On offer is an interesting letter and document of the famous Lewis and Clark Centennial Expo held in Portland, Oregon in 1905. The letter is six pages long and addressed to “My Dear Sisters” and sent to a “Mrs. Grace G. Bradley” of West Liberty, Iowa. The writer is a Blanche Bradley of Grant Street, Portland, Oregon. After writing pleasantries to her sisters, she speaks of attending the Portland World’s Fair. “I was in the fair Tuesday. We all went and took our dinner, came home about 6 as the fireworks they said would not amount to much and so they didn’t so we really didn’t miss anything. There was not much to see except a crowd, mention to Mr. and Mrs. Stand they were so pleasant I had a nice visit with them.” She goes to the fair early and starts in ‘the government building’ goes across the ‘Bridge of Nations’ and ‘came up along the trail and, oh my, it was hot and hotter.’ They spend some time in the shade trying to cool down from the heat, then see a man named Kilpatrick ‘ride his wheel down his stairway, he is one legged you know and at 5 we saw him ride his auto up a steep incline and there was a landing at the top where he turned around and then came down.” The California building she sees next, which is ‘the finest state building’. After a long day, she is very tired and heads home, writing to her sisters that she would love for them to come to Portland and see the fair with her.” The letter presents an intimate account of the life of a Portlander during the World’s Fair that put it on the map. The letter is in good shape, showing little effects of use or age. The writing is clear and concise. The letters are unbound.

Title: 1905 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A FUN AND UNIQUE DAY VISITING THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, THE WORLD’S FAIR THAT WOULD BRING THOUSANDS TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Author Name: BLANCHE BRADLEY

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPO, PORTLAND, OREGON, 1905

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0009097

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