World’s Fairs

The Crane booth at the Chicago World’s Fair (World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition) in 1893.

During the late 1800s through the early 1900s, world’s fairs or expositions were largely focused on technological advances and inventions. State-of-the-art science and technology from around the world was exhibited for several months to as long as a year for millions of guests all over the world.

From this angle you can see the ‘DALTON MASS.’ sign at the top of the booth.
Scientific America, January 3, 1885

The bottom right corner of this Scientific America cover shows the ‘booth’ for Crane Bros. paper from the the New Orleans Exposition in 1885. This item is framed and was labeled in 1930 when the museum opened.

close up of Crane exhibit plaque