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World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 from the Field Museum

   
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  1. Across the Grand Basin.
    "Across the Grand Basin." From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

  2. Across the Grand Plaza.
    Across the Grand Plaza. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company. We have in this engraving much interesting detail of the scene around the MacMonnies Fountain, and down the vista to the Art Palace, nearly a mile away. First we may see the elk, by Kemeys and Proctor, next the arrangement of sea-horses in the basin of the fountain, which is not overflowing, the hour probably being very early or on Sunday. Beyond the fountain is a rostral column with a figure of Neptune, by Johannes Gelert, and this was one of six copies hereabouts; on the bridge just beyond are bears by Kemeys and Proctor again; beside the Barge of State in MacMonnies' Fountain are the two columns that bore eagles - a part of MacMonnies'scheme; and in the hemicycl of the Electricity Building, which is the main object in the picture, stands Carl Rohl-Smith's statue of Franklin. This statue is here indicated in order to inform the reader that the sculptor believed the authorities raised his work upon a pedestal too high for the best effects. The seats which are seen in quite plentiful numbers were secured by the public only after months of denial, in the interest of the chair-renters, who flourished under each of the band-stands, the northern one of which stands in front of the Electricity. John Thorpe's arrangement of potted plants may be noted upon the balustrade. Between the elks, steps led to a stone-paved lower level. Across this plaza blew clouds of macadam dust, testifying to the folly of those who thus paved the grounds.

  3. Administration Building
    "Administration Building, Looking North East." Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  4. Administration Building
    "The Administration Building, from the South East." Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  5. Administration Building
    "Administration Building, from Agricultural Building." includes Palace of Mechanic Arts Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  6. Administration Building at Night
    "Administration Building at Night, from Electricity Building." Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  7. Administration Building.
    Administration Building. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company. This structure nobly sustained the expectations of the public, and held a sovereign position among all the wonders of the Fair. It was designed by Robert M. Hunt, of New York, and, beside serving as headquarters for the chief officers of the Exposition, its spacious rotunda offered a favorite meeting-place for friends, and was thronged early and late by admirers of the beautiful and impressive in architecture. Four square edifices (called pavilions) of the general height of the principal facades of the Exposition, were placed at the corners of a quadrangular square of two hundred and fifty feet, and from the inner corners of the roofs of these edifices rose the beautiful French, octagonal dome, which, in addition to its gilding, bore a conspicuous outer ornamentation in relief. Between each pavilion was a space about ninety feet square, making the entrances to the rotunda that is, the main entrances-about that far from the outer lines of the building. The whole design was in three stages: the first was the four pavilions, and carried the height sixty-five feet, to a level with the facades of the Court of Honor; the next stage was a central one, forty feet high; the third stage was the dome itself. The first stage was Doric; the second Ionic, with a colonnade of great dignity, as viewed from its loggia; the third was the ribbed dome, with its sculptural panels, and reached a height of two hundred and sixty feet from the floor below. The rotunda was ornamented with panels that bore the names of nations and celebrated men, with didatic inscriptions ; and in the upper part of the vault were Dodge's allegorical paintings. At night the dome was lighted with incandescent bulbs so as to define its panels, and a corona shone on its crest, making a memorable illumination-the chief beauty of the Fair. The total cost was $650,000.

  8. Agricultural Building
    "Agricultural Building at Night, from North West." With spotlight or beacon of light shining across the lagoon. Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  9. Agricultural Building
    "Agricultural Building, from Colonnade." Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  10. Agricultural Building 500 by 800 ft.
    Agricultural Building. The building's measurements were 500 by 800 feet. Lithograph of a watercolor illustration from Orcutt Company's Authentic Portfolio of the World's Columbian Exposition.

  11. Agricultural Building.
    Agricultural Building. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

  12. Along the Plaisance.
    "Along the [Midway] Plaisance." Ferris Wheel in distance Color plate from The World's Fair in Water Colors. Size of original document approximately 8.8 x 11 inches.

  13. Among the State Buildings.
    "Among the State Buildings." Color plate from The World's Fair in Water Colors. Size of original document approximately 8.8 x 11 inches.

  14. Arkansas State Building Page 124.
    Arkansas State Building. Page 124 of the Photographic World's Fair and Midway Plaisance. W.B. Conkey Company

  15. Art Palace at Night.
    "Art Palace at Night." Color plate from The World's Fair in Water Colors. Size of original document approximately 8.8 x 11 inches.

  16. Art's Tribute to the Finny Tribe.
    "Art's Tribute to the Finny Tribe." Interior of Fisheries Building From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

  17. At Night in the Grand Court.
    "At Night in the Grand Court." Color plate from The World's Fair in Water Colors. Size of original document approximately 8.8 x 11 inches.

  18. Between Manufactures and Electricity Buildings.
    "View North, Between Manufactures and Electricity Buildings." Large photographic print. From The White City (As It Was), photographs by William Henry Jackson.

  19. Birds Eye View of World's Columbian Exposition Grounds
    Birds Eye View of 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Grounds. Colored Pencil and watercolor rendition by artist Childe Hassam of the fair grounds from an elevated perspective.

  20. Cairo Street.
    "Cairo Street." Color plate from The World's Fair in Water Colors. Size of original document approximately 8.8 x 11 inches.

  21. California Building.
    California Building. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

  22. California Sea lion diorama
    "Visitors from Bering Sea." California Sea lion diorama Smithsonian Institute display in the Government Building From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

  23. California State building Page 125.
    California State building. Page 125 of the Photographic World's Fair and Midway Plaisance. W.B. Conkey Company

  24. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Back cover.
    Back cover of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Union Square New York. Blue and gold embossed with 1492 and 1893 dates. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  25. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Front Cover.
    Front cover of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Dark blue and embossed portraits of King and Queen. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  26. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Notice of Appointments to Royal Courts and Table of Contents.
    Notice of Appointments to Royal Courts and Table of Contents from the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  27. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Notice of office locations and notice of awards received.
    Pages announcing office locations and awards received from the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  28. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Page 112.
    Metals, Alloys and By-products. Page 112 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  29. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 10 & 11.
    Exhibit of Diamond Cutting, Polishing, Etc. Mines and Mining Building; Exhibit of Jewelry. Diamonds, Precious and Semi-Precious Stones, In Plain and Ornamented Settings. Pages 10 & 11 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  30. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 100 & 101.
    Stones, Minerals, Curios and Antiques heading. Pages 100 & 101 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  31. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 102 & 103.
    Stones, Minerals, Curios and Antiques heading. Pages 102 & 103 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  32. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 104 & 105.
    Stones, Minerals, Curios and Antiques heading. Pages 104 & 105 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  33. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 106 & 107.
    Stones, Minerals, Curios and Antiques heading. Pages 106 & 107 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  34. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 108 & 109.
    Stones, Minerals, Curios and Antiques heading. Pages 108 & 109 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  35. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 110 & 111.
    Metals, Alloys and By-products. Pages 110 & 111 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  36. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 12 & 13.
    Jewelry. Bracelets and Brooches. Pages 12 & 13 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  37. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 14 & 15.
    Jewelry. Brooches and Corsage Ornaments. Pages 14 & 15 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 12 & 13 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  38. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 16 & 17.
    Jewelry. Corsage Ornaments, Diamonds, Girdle, Hair Ornaments, Necklaces. Pages 16 & 17 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 14 & 15 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  39. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 18 & 19.
    Jewelry. Pages 18 & 19 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  40. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 20 & 21.
    Jewelry. Pages 20 & 21 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  41. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 22 & 23.
    Jewelry. Pages 22 & 23 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  42. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 24 & 25.
    Watches. Pages 24 & 25 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  43. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 26 & 27.
    Watches. Pages 26 & 27 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  44. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 28 & 29.
    Gold fancy articles. Pages 28 & 29 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  45. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 30 & 31.
    Gold fancy articles. Pages 30 & 31 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  46. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 32 & 33.
    Gold fancy articles. Pages 32 & 33 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  47. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 34 & 35.
    Gold fancy articles. Pages 34 & 35 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  48. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 36 & 37.
    Silver. Pages 36 & 37 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  49. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 38 & 39.
    Silver. Pages 38 & 39 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

  50. Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Pages 40 & 41.
    Silver. Pages 40 & 41 of the Catalogue of Tiffany & Co's Exhibit. Original size of document approximately 7 x 5 inches.

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