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World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs

circa 1893
 Collection
Identifier: 1993-264

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. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.

Dates

  • circa 1893

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 photographic prints on stereo cards : stereographs ; 3.5 x 7 in.

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

These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition. They were issued by different companies. #8013, James M. Davis (New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney) and the other #390 Griffith & Griffith (Philadelphia, St. Louis, Liverpool).

Captions: "Long may it wave, Columbian Exposition" (American flag at end of lagoon) and "Bird's eye view of Lagoon. World's Fair."

Location

GL Box 1.

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 lagoon area stereographs
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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