[Agricultural Fair – Orange County Agricultural Society (Bradford, Vermont)]

Twenty-Seventh Annual Fair and Cattle Show, on their fair grounds in Bradford, Vermont, Sept. 24, 25, 26, ’78. Address Wednesday at 2 P.M. by Col. J.B. Mead, of Randolph. Music by Bradford Brass Band. [cover title].

Bradford, Vermont: General Job Printers, [1878].

Machine-sewn booklet (16 x 10.5 cm.), [24] pages. FIRST EDITION. The text is divided into sections: List of Officers, Purses, General Regulations, and a Premium List with prize money for each category, including numerous breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine. Fruit, grains, sugar & honey, mechanic arts (development of new farm implements and techniques), and flowers round out the categories. And of course, a cookery contest is included as well, with awards for best brown bread, apple pie, blueberry pie, mince pie, custard pie, loaf of cake – plain, and loaf cake – fruit. The judges for the cookery prizes are husband and wife teams. Between the sections are advertisements for local businesses: dry goods stores, dentists, cattle breeders, auctions, and two eating establishments, H.C. Stevens who “keeps the best Providence River Oysters”, and B.P. Baldwin’s Eating Saloon, “get a Square Meal”. In original salmon-colored wrappers. Fine. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies].

Price: $200.00