Jamestown Exposition Collection, 1907

Manuscript Collection #961

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jamestown Exposition Collection
    Creator: Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc. .
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: 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.
    Extent: 0.001 Cubic feet, 3 items , consisting of postcards
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Osmer S. Winborne

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Jamestown Exposition Collection (#961), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008

    Processed by Morgan Gurganus, December 19, 2017.

Preliminary Inventory

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