World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Book of the Fair
A portfolio of facsimile illustrations by well-known artists of World’s Columbian Exposition buildings, fairgrounds and exhibits.
Elizabeth Chandler Papers
Chicago Collection of Kenan and Carol Heise
Ellsworth-Arnold Photograph Albums
The Ellsworth-Arnold Photograph Albums were created by official Fair photographer C.D. Arnold for James W. Ellsworth, a member of the Exposition's Board of Directors. The images document the progression of Jackson Park from a mossy landfill into one of the most beautiful and fleeting architectural gems of the 19th century.
James W. Ellsworth Papers
James W. Ellsworth was one of the leading directors of the World’s Fair of 1893. His papers consist of outgoing correspondence (85 letters), incoming correspondence (926 letters), departmental records and ephemera. The collection documents his activities with the Fair from its planning stages through the disposition of the exhibits and buildings after the close of the exposition.
Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection
The glass photographic slides cover a broad spectrum of Chicago history including businesses, churches, clubs, organizations, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, street views and transportation, among other historical topics such as the Century of Progress and the World’s Columbian Exposition.
E.R. Walker Photograph Album
E.R. Walker was an official photographer for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Walker produced at least 175 different images for the Exposition. Fair visitors could select the photographs they wanted from these available images to build customized souvenir albums. This appears to be one such album, made up of 41 selected images.
World’s Columbian Exposition Ephemera Collection
Collection consists of approximately 200 ephemeral items such as trade cards, tickets, invitations, postcards and other printed ephemera.
World’s Columbian Exposition Snapshots Collection
Most extant images of the World's Columbian Exposition were taken by the official photographer of the Fair, Charles Dudley Arnold. The photographs in this Collection, taken by sometimes anonymous, sometimes named photographers, reflect the spontaneity and joy of snapshots, rather than the formality of the professional portraits.
World’s Columbian Exposition, U.S. War Department Exhibit Photographs
World’s Congress Auxiliary Congress of Authors Collection
World’s Congress Auxiliary Pre-Publications, Programs and Circulars Collection
The World’s Congress Auxiliary of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 consisted of a series of meetings, run by 19 departments, on almost every scholarly and cultural topic, and ran concurrently with the Fair from May 15 to October 28, 1893. This collection consists of circulars, addresses, reports, and other materials generated by the Departments’ Committees on Arrangements and Organization.
Youth’s Companion Collection
Youth's Companion was a weekly journal published in Boston. This collection consists of 36 issues, dating from October 20, 1892 to December 21, 1893, and containing articles and/or works of fiction related to various aspects of Fair activities, as well as advertisements of companies exhibiting their wares at the World’s Columbian Exposition.
- Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc. 2
- Local transit -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
- Parks -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
- Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
- Bonds -- World’s fairs 1
- Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs. 1
- Cemeteries -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- Sources 1
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions. 1
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century. 1
- Chicago (Ill.)--Guidebooks 1
- Commemorative coins -- World's fairs 1
- Exhibitions -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 1
- Lantern slides -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- Military weapons 1
- Municipal government publications -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- Ordnance -- History 1
- Photographs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century 1 ∧ less