There were countless contests at the 1904 World's Fair. Here are a few images of a few of the prize winners.
Liberal Arts Day, August 27th, Miss. Chivers won the prize for most beautifully decorated automobile.
George Brestle, was a funeral director from Middletown, Pa. He handcarved a beautiful horse drawn hearse and had it shipped to the World's Fair via train. The Hearst either took a First or Grand Prize.
Barbara Lyons sent this image to me. I decided to retouch her photo and sent her a large enhanced image as a thank you. It's not perfect but I think it's an improvement.
Digital photo retouched and processed.
Photo courtesy of Barbara Lyons.
This Baldwin 1902 Concert Grand Piano won the Grand Prize at the 1904 World's Fair. Created in a classical Revival art case of satinwood
with cross-banded mahogany trim, brass mounts, and elaborate marquetry
inlay. Approximately 39" high x 60.25" wide x 106" long; with a matching
bench. The late owner of the Cincinnati Reds- Marge Schott purchased this, her foundation auctioned it off for 40,250 dollars on June 16, 2006. Over 5 million dollars in total sales of old art and items went to her charitable foundation.
The above picture is of Ella and Herman Metz of St. Joseph, Missouri. Though obviously not taken at the Fair, their display of horn furniture, which included a veneered horn table. Herman
Metz is holding a horn cane, which features an inlaid dot pattern, a hallmark of his work.
As a part of a display for the Enterprise Furniture and Carpet Company, Herman exhibited 8 pieces of furniture at the 1904 World’s Fair which included a dresser, three hatracks, a center table, a horn rocker, a standard horn chair, and a hall tree, all covered with horn veneer.