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3 preliminary leaves, 287 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, plans.

The growth of the woman's building / Bertha Honoré Palmer -- The building and its decorations / Maud Howe Elliott -- Woman in art / S.T. Hallowell -- Applied arts in the Woman's Building / Candace Wheeler -- Women illustrators / Alice C. Morse -- The work of Cincinnati women in decorated pottery / Elizabeth W. Perry -- Woman in science / Louisa Parsons Hopkins -- Woman in literature / Laura E. Richards -- The library / Maud Howe Elliott -- New York literary exhibit / Blanche Wilder Bellamy -- Evolution of women's education in the United States / Edna D. Cheney -- Music in the Woman's Building / Lena Burton Clarke -- Congresses in the Woman's Building / Mary Q.O. Eagle -- Associations of women / Julia Ward Howe -- The Children's Building / Emma B. Dunlap -- France / Madame Pegard -- Cottage industries in Scotland and Ireland / Ishbel Aberdeen -- Philanthropic work of British women / the Baroness Burdett-Coutts -- Great Britain : art / E. Crawford -- British nurses' exhibit / Mrs. Bedford-Fenwick -- Germany / Madame Kaselowsky -- Spain / the Duchess of Veragua -- Italy / Eva Mariotti -- Woman's position in the South American states / Matilde G. de Miro Quesada -- Russia / Princess M. Schahovskoy -- Sweden / Thorborg Rappe -- Denmark / Madame D'Oxholm -- Greece / Madame Quellenec -- Belgium / Maud Howe Elliott. Color lithograph illustrated half-title page. Decorated publisher's cloth binding, gold and silver pattern on blue, title in gold emboss, bevelled cover edges, gold foreedges. Decorated pattern endpapers. c. 1 Purchased from the V. Stephan Vaughan Collection. c. 2 Gift of Vincent M. Love, Brown University, Class of 1954. 2nd copy has a yellow-brown cloth cover, with same decorations. Binding cover design attributed to Alice C. Morse. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

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Paris ; New York : Goupil & Co. ; Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1893.

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Goupil & Co. ; Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1893.


Paris; New York


world's fairs; industrial expositions; guidebooks; women's studies; women; artists; World's Columbian Exposition Chicago, Illinois; book cloth (textile material); color lithography; beveling; endpapers; By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit 2021


Art and Design

Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893



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