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World's Columbian Exposition Collection

A work made of printed papers, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white and hand-tinted color stereocards, postcards, a scrapbook, and printed papers..

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  • A work made of printed papers, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white and hand-tinted color stereocards, postcards, a scrapbook, and printed papers..

Date:

1890-1896

Artist:

World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, IL.)

About this artwork

Within this collection are various materials pertaining to all aspects of the Chicago fair of 1893, from initial preparations to specific buildings and exhibitors. It includes photographs of the exposition buildings and exhibits, publications and published articles, and ephemera such as exhibition maps, guides, and tickets. Also included is a scrapbook by Halsey Ives, Chief of the Fine Arts Department of the exposition, that contains newspaper articles and correspondence. Additionally, black and white and hand-colored stereocards depict many of the fair’s buildings, exhibits, and events.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, IL.) (Collaborator)

Title

World's Columbian Exposition Collection

Date

Made 1890–1896

Medium

Printed papers, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white and hand-tinted color stereocards, postcards, a scrapbook, and printed papers.

Dimensions

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes), 2 portfolios, 3 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. R.C. Stockton and from Judith A. Barter, n.d.; Christopher Monkhouse, Daniel and Lisa Burnham and Abbie and Donald W. Penfield, 2005; Kathryn M. Thomas, 2009; Martin and Patrick Levy, Blairman & Sons, 2012. Additional materials were purchased by the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2002, 2005, 2005 and 2014. Transfers.

Reference Number

00.12

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