The exhibit of the supposed “largest book in the world,” at the California Building during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, 1909. The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition ran from June 1, 1909 – October 16, 1909 and had over 3,700,000 visitors.
“Largest Book in the World,” 1909
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