Worlds Columbian Exposition fanCreation: circa 1893
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.
- Creation: circa 1893
- World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) (Organization)
1 item (paper fan) : color ; approx. 13 x 24.5 in. unfolded.
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.
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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.
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