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Worlds Columbian Exposition fan

circa 1893
 Collection
Identifier: 2004-239-1

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. Souvenir paper fan containing a colored lithographic bird's-eye-view of the fairgrounds.

Dates

  • circa 1893

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

Physical Description

1 item (paper fan) : color ; approx. 13 x 24.5 in. unfolded.

Historical Note

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months.

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 Contents

Souvenir paper fan from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois. The front contains a colored lithographic bird's-eye-view of the fairgrounds. The reverse is blank except for a damaged label for a store in Connecticut.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Worlds Columbian Exposition fan
Status:
Date:
2020
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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