[Parthenon Postcard]

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Creation: 1897

The six-month Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition attracted over one-and-a-half-million tourists to see the “Athens of the South.” Despite extensive railway promotion, attendance was low due to an outbreak of Yellow Fever across the Gulf States. Like San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, Nashville's Parthenon was recreated in the 1920s, becoming a landmark. Souvenirs like these circulated widely in the United States after expositions in Philadelphia (1876) and Chicago (1893).

Title

[Parthenon Postcard]

Date

Creation: 1897

Description

The six-month Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition attracted over one-and-a-half-million tourists to see the “Athens of the South.” Despite extensive railway promotion, attendance was low due to an outbreak of Yellow Fever across the Gulf States. Like San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, Nashville's Parthenon was recreated in the 1920s, becoming a landmark. Souvenirs like these circulated widely in the United States after expositions in Philadelphia (1876) and Chicago (1893).

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photographic postcards

Source

MSS0123, William Lofland Dudley Papers, Box 166

Files

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Citation

“[Parthenon Postcard],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/835.