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HOLD CARD TO LIGHT. OFFICIAL SOUVENIR WORLD'S FAIR - ST. LOUIS 1904. Palace of Education & Social Economy.

about 1904
Publisher Samuel Cupples Envelope Co. (St. Louis, MO, 1851 – 1912)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hold-to-light chromolithograph with transparency paper on die cut card stock.

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Front: Samuel Cupples Envelope Co., St. Louis, Mo., Sole World’s Fair Stationers.
Back: undivided. Mint.


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder