[Sacramento]: H.S. Crocker & Co., 1873. Large broadside, 38 x 24 inches. Previously folded. A few separations and minor loss along folds at upper third and foot, slightly affecting text. Moderate chipping at top edge. Light tanning and dust soiling. Good. Item #790
A rare, large broadside advertisement for the 1873 installment of the annual fair organized by the California state Agricultural Society, held in Sacramento. The promotional lists prizes in hundreds of categories, including livestock, agriculture, manufacturing, and textiles, as well as fine arts and viticulture. The prizes range from $150 for the best herd of ten or more cattle to a diploma for the best design of a farm gate. In all, the broadside advertises over $20,000 in premiums for winning entries. The Central Pacific offers to freight all exhibitions to and from the fair free of charge. The poster prints the general rules for the fair, and in a separate section publishes a distinct set of rules governing in the wine, brandy, and viticulture categories. We locate no other copies for this year.