Album of 192 Gelatin Silver Prints
Brubaker, a radio pioneer and inventor, meticulously—and lovingly—documents the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair, as well as its environs. There is the skyride's construction; announcers for the local radio station WGES at a boxing match, ringside; hot air balloons are manned; fraternities are decorated; and of course, splendid aerial views of the fair and the harbor.
Brubaker's nephew, Homer Richard Hansen, documents each numbered image meticulously is a separate binder (also included). And the album overall, aside from being full of human interest, is a labor of love.
Outer album boards and binding loose and in poor condition. Embossed leather covers. Photos and mounts in very good condition.
According to Hansen's notes, "Mr. Hansen came into the possession of this album thru [sic] the estate of his mother Eva Mary (Brubaker) Hansen. Joseph Brubaker and his brother, Kenneth Brubaker were Mr. Hansen's uncles. I often accompanied my uncles and am seen in a photograph of Auguste Piccard's balloon [sic] launching."Please contact the gallery for a quote on shipping and insurance costs. If applicable, residents of New York will be charged sales tax. International clients will be responsible for their VAT.