Details For Cover ID# 29286

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 21, 21
Edited on:Dec 21, 21
 
Postmark: May 23, 1905
Origin: Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES
Destination: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

2c carmine (319) tied by "Portland, Ore. May 23, 1905" slogan machine cancel "World's Fair Portland 1905" to multicolored illustrated cover promoting "The Lewis & Clark Centennial, Portland, Oregon 1905". "Pittsburg, Pa. May 28, 1905" arrival backstamp.

"The Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair" was held June 1 to October 15, 1905. The fair's motto was "Westward The Course of Empire Takes Its Way." It included exhibitions from 21 nations and 16 U.S. states, as well as numerous branches of the federal government, and private organizations. The fair was a major success and profitable; the box office recorded almost 1.6 million paid admissions. Many people moved to Portland following the fair, which is why many houses around Portland were built in the years that followed.

Owner's ID: 2599
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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