Toronto Industrial Exhibition

Industrial Exhibition, Toronto

Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

Below, detail showing

stamp box

The fair, today known as the Canadian National Exposition (CNE) started in 1879 under the name of the Dominion Industrial Fair. At its outset, the fair grew from a 16 day event with attendance of 102,000 people to a 12 day event in 1897 that attracted 320,000 people. During the course of its history, it had a variety of themes, such as in 1895, “The New Woman”, and in 1897 “Victorian-Era Exposition”. From 1888 to 1902 it was known as “Canada's Great Industrial Fair & Exposition”, with the exception of the theme years mentioned.

Below, a copy postally used August 31, 1899 to the USA.