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Richard M. Sayers The Temple of Childhood, Information Packet sent to a Chosen Child Representative. Temple of Childhood.San Francisco.1914
Richard M. Sayers The Temple of Childhood, Information Packet sent to a Chosen Child Representative. Temple of Childhood.San Francisco.1914


 
Price: $250.00

Product Code: 29012190

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A 'representation' letter from the Temple of Childhood, a concession at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco that took place in 1915. The letter itself dates from April 1914, and it informs Mrs. H. J. Neilson that her son, Harry S. Neilson, has been selected to represent Maine in the exposition. Several children from each state and select foreign countries had been chosen from nominations made by US Senators, Governors,and Congressmen. The goal of the Temple of Childhood was to "for the first time in history, will be gathered together the most beautiful children of the world, and such gathering will unquestionably constitute the greatest commemorative feature of the Exposition." In addition to the letter,  there is a pamphlet containing information about Panama Pacific International Exposition and the Temple of Children, a map of the fair detailing where the temple would be located, an order note for a local Portland photograph, F. F. Adams, instructing him to take a portrait of Harry, and a blank form for information about the child. Measures 16" x 7 1/4" (largest), 5 x 3" (smallest).