Rare birds-eye view of the Ohio State Fair Grounds in Cleveland, Ohio, engraved by Klauprech & Menzel's LIth in CIncinnati, Ohio.
This lively view shows the fairgrounds in the foreground, with Lake Erie in the background. The halls and tents are shown in the foreground, with the main driving ring, smaller horse ring and cattle ring in the rear. Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900 attributes this view to Andrew Wagner, an artist, engraver and lithographer, born in Saxony (Gemany) circa 1824, who was active in Cincinnati from 1853 to about 1875. Artists in Ohio, identifies the engraver of the view as Henry H. Shipley and notes that Wagner was a parter of Adolphus Menzel, who is listed as the printer of this map.
The view is very rare. OCLC notes an 1854 edition printed by Klauprech & Menzel in the collections of the American Antiquarian Association and Universitaet Goettingen, but no record of this 1856 edition.