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Postcard of Woman's Building, 1893

Postcard of Woman's Building, 1893
This postal souvenir features a view of the Woman's Building juxtaposed with a portrait of Bertha Honoré Palmer, president of the Board of Lady Managers. Picture postcards were broadly popularized for the first time at the exposition, where they were sold from vending machines. In general, images of fair officials and of the buildings were among the most frequently reproduced icons of the fair, appearing in a wide range of visual media, from magazines and books to souvenir badges and spoons.