1894 Midwinter Expo-One-of-a-Kind Interesting Letter Rare on Official Letterhead
The 1894 Midwinter Exposition was an anomoly among expositions. It was planned to be on the heels, literally, of the World's Columbian Expo and it left fair planners a ridiculously small amout of time to prepare. While the fair could work on the main buildings, many exhibitors and concessions from both the U.S. and abroad would only arrive after they were dismantled in Chicago and put on a train for San Francsco. The pitch from the fair was the great savings exhibitors would enjoy (especially those from outside the US) by not having to mount a new exhibit and shipping it over the ocean to the Pacific Coast. Instead, the WCE exhibit could be loaded on a train for the trip to the Bay Area.
This letter is very interesting in which someone is looking for work but doesn't want to butt in and take a job from a friend. Good Reading and I seriously doubt you'll find another letterhead from the fair's California Commission for years if ever.