Jamestown Exposition Collection

March 21, 1905
Manuscript Collection #961
Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc.
Physical description
0.001 Cubic Feet, 3 items , consisting of postcards
Preferred Citation
Jamestown Exposition Collection (#961), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown_Exposition

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 23, 2003, 3 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Postcards (1907) including "Harbor View", "Raleigh Court", and the "North Carolina State Building", purchased at the Jamestown Exposition, 1607-1907, by the donor's father, and printed by the American Colortype Co., NY. (Published by the concessionaire, The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Company, Inc., Norfolk, VA ©1907). 5.5" x 3.5". Donor: Osmer S. Winborne

Source of acquisition

Gift of Osmer S. Winborne

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008

Processed by Morgan Gurganus, December 19, 2017.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Meeting Names
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)