The Jamestown Exposition Collection contains three original 1907 postcards, documenting scenes at the 300th anniversary celebration of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, the first successful English colony in what became the U.S.A.
The Jamestown Exposition of 1907 was the 300th anniversary celebration of England's first successful settlement in present day United States of America, which was in Jamestown, VA. This exposition was held along 2-miles of the Norfolk, VA, waterfront from April 26 to December 1, 1907. Twenty-six states took part in the exposition, including North Carolina.
The Jamestown Exposition Collection contains three original postcards, No. 102, No. 134, and No. 109 that were purchased during the 1907 celebration by the donor's father. Postcard No. 102 concerns the Harbor View during the Exposition, postcard No. 134 includes the North Carolina seal that says "Esse Quam Videri," a Latin phrase meaning "To be, rather than to seem," and a depiction of the North Carolina State Building during the Exposition, and No. 109 depicts the Raleigh Court during the Exposition. All three were published by the Concessionaire, The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc., in Norfolk, VA.
Gift of Osmer S. Winborne
Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008
Processed by Morgan Gurganus, December 19, 2017.
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