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World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy

1893
 Collection
Identifier: 1992-235

Abstract

World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades.

Dates

  • 1893

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description note

1 item : toy ; 10 x 12 in. Stamped notation on cover reads, "Patented June 26, 1883."

Historical Note

World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The architecture was a significant part of the event itself; the buildings included large exhibition halls and buildings representing many states.

Scope and Content

The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades: the Electrical Building designed by Van Brunt and Howe; a pop-up of the Hall of Mines designed by S.S. Beman; a pop-up of the Wisconsin State Building; a pop-up of the balustrade by the lagoon. Printed in Germany.

Location

DF Box 13.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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