1891 London Ontario Western Fair, Winner of 1st Prize (Native Fishes)

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Cardboard medallion given to Alex McPherson of Exeter Ontario for “Collection of Native Fishes”

Industrial and Arts Exhibition
London Canada 1891
Class 90 Section 2 No. 1
Article Collection of native Fishes
Exhibitor Alex McPherson
Residence Exeter

Some chips on edges, toning. Slight paper loss on back edges on back, mark where taped

13,50 x 16,50 cm


The Western Fair is a fair held annually in London, Ontario, Canada in early September.

The first Western Fair was held in September 1868 in downtown London, northeast of the current location of Victoria Park. Organizers had hoped to use the Crystal Palace Barracks as the main exhibition area. Livestock shows took place on the parade grounds outside the Crystal Palace.

The original basis for the Western Fair was agricultural displays, arts and crafts, and vendors, with a heavy emphasis on competition. Later additions included the midway and booked entertainment acts