Guide to the Buckeye Cart Company Catalogue from the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Summary Information

Title: Buckeye Cart Company Catalogue from the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Collection: AC.1085
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:

This collection is a booklet catalog of two-sided cards featuring on one side, buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois 1893, and on the other side, pictures of carts offered by Buckeye Cart Company of Charleston, West Virginia.

Creator: Buckeye Cart Company

Biographical/Historical Note

The factory for the Buckeye Cart Company is located in Charleston, West Virginia. Distributing houses are in Omaha, Boston, St. Louis, Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. The booklet is from 1893.

The pictures on the reverse sides of the carts are of buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893 along with descriptions and costs. Also known as Chicago World's Fair, it celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. It covered over 600 square miles and over 27 million people were in attendance.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a 4"x6" card catalog of buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois 1893, with pictures of carts offered by Buckeye Cart Company of Charleston, West Virginia on the backs.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from Buckingham Books in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1085: Buckeye Cart Company Catalogue from the World's Columbian Exposition, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Buckeye Cart Company Catologue, 1893