Album of 34 photographs from the Antwerp offshoot of the 1930 International Exposition held in Liège, Belgium, to mark the centennial of the establishment of the Belgian kingdom, depicting buildings, landmarks, and exhibition sites illuminated at night, each photograph with tissue paper overlay, the photographs unsigned and anonymous but likely by H. Climan-Ruyssers. Photographs 7-1/4" x 9-5/16", mounted to album leaves with photo corners. Oblong 8vo. Red cloth with embossed "Antwerpen 1930 Anvers" to front cover. Some minor wear along edges and spine. Antwerp (Commissie Voor de Verlichting Van de Stad Tijdens de Tentoonstelling) c. 1930.
Two simultaneous exhibitions were held in Belgium from May 3 to November 3, 1930. The exhibition at Liège focused on industry and science from 1830 to 1930, while the fair in Antwerp was centered on colonial and maritime themes. This photograph album was made for the commission which supervised the illumination of the city of Antwerp and the exhibition grounds, with a signed ex-dono to the first leaf. The fair was not a great success, and is not as well documented as many of the larger international expositions. Book ID: 48642