Bailey Gatzert March: Dedicated to Management of the Lewis and Clark Exposition 1905. Lewis, World's fair Clark Expedition, 1905. Sheet muaic, Decker, composers Velguth.

Bailey Gatzert March: Dedicated to Management of the Lewis and Clark Exposition 1905

Portland, Oregon: Published by Fisher Music Co., Lithographed by Anderson & Duniway Co., [1905]. First edition of this sheet music as printed for the Lewis and Clark Exposition, second edition overall. The sheet music was originally printed in 1902, but is here printed to promote the Lewis and Clark Exposition. The song honors the Bailey Gatzert, the most famous Columbia River steamship. Benjamin A. Gifford (1859 – 1936) is considered perhaps Oregon’s most famous photographer, and his images include the cover photo of the steamship and Multnomah Falls. . With six text photo reproductions. Some chipping to edges. With the ink ownership stamp of the Portland area piano teacher Lillian R. Bickner (1884 – 1962). A very good copy. Original color-printed paper wrappers illustrated with an elaborate border around a color-tinted photo reproduction of the Bailey Gatzert steamship heading up the Columbia River by Benjamin A. Gifford. 10 x 14 in. [6] pp. Item #17219

“Portland staged its first and only world’s fair from June 1 through October 15, 1905. During those four and a half months, 1,588,000 paying visitors passed through the gates to the 400-acre fairgrounds on the northwest edge of town…The Lewis and Clark Exposition was conceived so Portland could demonstrate that it could mount a major civic enterprise. The city had had a solid record of economic growth since its founding in 1845, but at the turn of the twentieth century it was competing for investment and immigration with dozens of other cities throughout the American West,” (Carl Abbott on the Oregon Encyclopedia website).

OCLC records four physical copies: University of North Dakota, Bowling Green State, University of Oregon, and Multnomah County Library.

Price: $350.00