Skip to Content
Closed today, next open tomorrow. Closed today, next open tomorrow.

World's Columbian Exposition Photographs by C. D. Arnold

A work made of large-format, platinum photographic prints removed from four original album bindings and remounted in their original order in fifteen oversize albums; small-format, sepia toned albumen photographic prints mounted on board; and printed papers..

Image actions

  • A work made of large-format, platinum photographic prints removed from four original album bindings and remounted in their original order in fifteen oversize albums; small-format, sepia toned albumen photographic prints mounted on board; and printed papers..

Date:

1891-1894

Artist:

C. D. Arnold (1844-)
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.

View finding aid.
View selected images from this collection.
Find all World’s Columbian Exposition digital images.

Collection access:
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.

Finding aids by subject
Browse all finding aids
Browse images and media
Oral histories

Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
(312) 857-7676
archives@artic.edu

Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

C. D. Arnold (Photographer)

Title

World's Columbian Exposition Photographs by C. D. Arnold

Date

Made 1891–1894

Medium

Large-format, platinum photographic prints removed from four original album bindings and remounted in their original order in fifteen oversize albums; small-format, sepia toned albumen photographic prints mounted on board; and printed papers.

Dimensions

3 linear feet (9 boxes), 15 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph Harris, 1954. Purchase of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, 1989; Ryerson and Burnham Archives, 2002.

Reference Number

1989.2

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share