On this fair poster a young boy gawps at a hog while two well dressed gentlemen have a conversation. A crowd files into the agricultural exhibit building. Writing around the outside announces there would also be racing and prominent speakers at the 1884 McPherson County Fair.
Fairs have been a mainstay in Kansas since before it was a state. Counties sought to draw in visitors with fair posters advertising races, grand exhibits, and livestock. To learn more about fair posters please visit: https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/fair-posters/10124