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A Rare 1893 World's Fair "Drawing Teacher" Tracing / Stencil Set made by Parker Brothers.
This is a unique and fascinating item. This is a boxed set of 12 (twelve) tracings or stencils of buildings from the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. The stencils range from a US Gun Boat to the Woman's Building. They havenever ben used except one small mark on Gun Boatall are ingreat shape see pics. The bottom right corner of the stencils say "Déposé."
Interior of the box has these instructions:
Follow all the openings in the pat-
tern with a well and long pointed lead
pencil, or use a small stencil brush,
taking care not to let the pattern slip,
The following tracings are included in this box set:
The Administration Building
United States Gun Boat
Mining Building (Pictured)
Fish and Fisheries Building
Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building
United States Government Building
Condition and Observations
The box's picture (see photo) is in good shape. The box's edges are worn with some tearing. The bottom of the box has a little writing in pencil.
This is a rare piece of early world's fair memorbilia in incredible condition for its age.I have seen very few of these ever go up for sale.This would be a wonderful piece to add to your collection.