World’s Fair brings Parkersburg to Chicago
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Miss Jackson’s paintings
Chicago, Ill., April 21. 1892 — One of the board of lady managers , Miss Lily Irene Jackson, of Parkersburg, W.Va., has distinguished herself as an amateur artist. Two large oil paintings of hers are now awaiting the decision of the jury for the woman’s building. The large picture shows two splendid and renowned St. Bernard dogs, “Auckland,” the famous pet of Sara Bernhardt, and “Regent,” the celebrated New York St. Bernard, sold recently for $6,000. The rich fur seems deep enough to bury one’s fingers in, and the bright eyes of the animals makes “Anticipation,” the title which Miss Jackson has affixed to her canvas, a peculiarly felicitous one.
The other picture is entitled “Watching and Waiting,” and is a group of the artist’s own dogs, a pointer lying beside an old stone wall and a setter erect on his haunches, with one paw held out in readiness of greeting. It is a bit of realism since Miss Jackson’s dogs are prone to await her in just this manner, so that the picture has naturally taken on vivacity and life.
Miss Jackson, besides being one of the lady managers, is a member of the art committee for the West Virginia building. She lives in Parkersburg and is devoted to her artistic work, her family life, her pet animals and to floriculture. Lilies are her special floral fad, she calls them her blossoms, since from them she received her name.
The Parkersburg Daily State Journal
April 22, 1893
World’s Columbian Exposition
On and after May 11 until October 31st, the Ohio River R.R. will sell tickets to Chicago and return, on account of the World’s Columbian Exposition, at greatly reduced rates. Tickets will be good for continuous passage in either direction with final limit for return passage November 5, 1893. For rates of fare, time of train and other information inquire of Ticket Agents Ohio River R.R., or write W.J. Robinson, G.P.A., Parkersburg, W.Va.
July 6, 1893
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