Photo Record

Object Name Transparency, Slide
Catalog Number 2012.007.013
Description This slide, a reproduction image dated 1893 on the slide, is labeled "World's Colombian Exposition, Chicago". This World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1893 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the new world and was a demonstration of how far Chicago had come since the Great Fire of 1871. For the most part, the exposition was designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted as a depiction of what Chicago should ideally look like. This group of buildings was nicknamed the "White City" because they were plastered in white stucco.
Date 1893
Film Size 2.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2012.007