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AGK has pretty high quality images, for members, of II through VIII. The one for Russia appears to be a mansion. The florid crest suggests Moscow to me.
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I did not realize this was part of that series when you posted it on your blog.


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Yeah, when I posted the Lincoln Cabin I didn't know it was part of that series either. But now I know.
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I didn't realize how many of that series are already on my hard drive. Probably should group them together
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I spent some time the other day grouping things together myself. How many of the 1930's series do you have?
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I found more information about why they used the title "Street of Nations" on these series. The term references a standard feature of World's Fairs of the time that was first introduced in 1878:

"The exhibits and their arrangement at the 1878 Exposition Universelle were not just modifications of the earlier fair, however. Perhaps the most innovative and most widely admired feature of the fair was the Street of Nations. In the central courtyard of the Palace of Industry, each participating nation was invited to build an entranceway to its exhibits. The result was a splendid row of facades that announced, in architectural terms, the character and aesthetic values of every nation. The Street of Nations not only gave the visitors a prelude to the exhibits within the Palace. The whole ensemble taken together allowed fairgoers to see, at one glance, the eclectic nature of the world in 1878."

The quote was taken from this webpage: Paris 1878 Exposition: History, Images, Interpretation €” Ideas
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That actually sheds a little light on the Pellerin models, too, I think.


In light of that, I should probably review them again.


The problem with my collection of these is that they are gathered from the internet without year, volume or number of the issue they are derived from. And it seems that some of these may have been supplements or later reprints, where there are multiple page models and none have volume or year, usually accompanied by a large title page, not typical of the models found in the magazines


Many of these have years handwritten on them that are questionable.
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And that is the answer to the mystery. The Russian mansion is VERY similar to the Russian Pavilion on the "Street of Nations" featured in the 1878 Paris International Exposition. At the link above, < Paris 1878 Exposition: History, Images, Interpretation — Ideas> I found this image of that pavilion. The central part, leaving off the two wings looks like the little matchbox model, including the dramatic entry with the crested front, the roof forms, and the two flanking towers. Wonder how many of the other little models are of the 1878 Expo Pavilions?
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Thanks Rob. Here is some more information... In the 1878 Exposition, most of the buildings on the Street of Nations were connected together like row houses (see attached photo). In later Expositions, the buildings were free standing (see attached illustration of the 1900 Exposition),
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How have you been doing on your search, sir?
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