The Midway and Other Sights

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Midway Plaisance: Fair-goers, Ferris Wheel, Other Sights
A Street in Cairo / An Algerian Village
Japanese Phoenix Palace on Wooded Island
Viking Longships, Columbus' Caravels, Modern Battleships
Opening Ceremonies, Dedications, and Parades
Going to the Fair: Transportation Modes


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Along the Midway Plaisance: Fair-goers, Ferris Wheel, Other Sights



Clinedinst, Benjamin West (1859 - 1931)



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Life and Character on the Midway
Plaisance
--by B. West Clinedinst.


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Character Types in the Art Gallery--
German Section
--by B. West Clinedinst.



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Normandy Cider Press in
Midway Plaisance at
World's Columbian Exposition

--by B. West Clinedinst.




Crane, William Hunter (1854 - 1936)


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Midway Plaisance (Old Vienna)
--by William H. Crane.




Eaton, Charles Harry (1850 - 1902) and Harley Dewitt Nichols (1859 - 1959).   See Nichols, H.D.--for more paintings by Nichols.


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German Village
--by Charles H. Eaton and H.D. Nichols.




Fagan, James (1864 - 1940)


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Door of German Castle, Midway Plaisance
--by James Fagan.




Graham, Charles S. (1852 – 1911). See more White City paintings by Graham --scroll down the page.



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Along the Plaisance--by Charles S. Graham.

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Old Vienna, Columbian Exposition--by Charles S. Graham.



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Foreign Buildings along the Shore
--by Charles S. Graham.




Limmer, Oskar Emil (1854 - 1931)


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Hagenbeck Circus--by Emil Limmer.
"One of the most exciting attractions on the Midway [is] The Hagenbeck Zoological Arena,
. . . a reproduction of the famous Herr Hagenbeck’s Menagerie in Berlin, Germany.
Inside the Arena was a Circus modeled after the Roman Coliseum which seated 5,000
visitors. . . . [where] one could see twenty-two lions, one polar bear, an assortment of
other bears, leopards, boarhounds, monkeys, parrots and even a dwarf elephant named
“Lilly”, [plus] trained lions on horseback as well as trained pigs." SOURCE.




Maynell, Louis (b. 1868)


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Midway Plaissance, World's Columbian
Exposition
--by Louis Maynell.




Nichols, Harley Dewitt (1859-1959).  See Eaton, C. H. and Loeb, L.--for more White City paintings by Nichols, H. D.




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Midway--by H. D. Nichols.

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Ferris Wheel at the World's
Fair
--by H. D. Nichols.





Thulstrup, Bror Thure de (1848-1930)


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Visitors Stroll along the Midway Plaisance
(African Dahomey village on the right)
--by Thure de Thulstrup.



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An Evening at Old Vienna
--by Thure de Thulstrup.

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A Hot Day at the Fair
--by Thure de Thulstrup.




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Columbian Exposition--Esquimaux Village
1892--by Thure de Thulstrup.

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Russian Horse Exhibit
--by Thure de Thulstrup.





Unknown artist/illustrator



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Cars on the Ferris Wheel
--by artist unknown.



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DeLa Vergne Refrigeration Company of New York's Ice Railway
(Tobaggan coaster--850 foot elliptical enclosed track of real ice
with cars traveling 40 miles per hour)--artist unknown.




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Great Display of Windmills
--artist unknown.




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Drive of the Lion Prince [Hagenbeck's
circus]--artist unknown.

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An Equestrian Lion [Hagenbeck's
circus]--artist unknown.



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Buildings, Sweden and India
--artist unknown.




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View on the Midway Plaisance
--artist unknown.

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Swedish Building
--artist unknown.



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French Pavilion, National
Holiday
--artist unknown.


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World's Columbian Exposition,
French Section
--artist unknown.





Walker, T. Dart (1869-1914)


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German Beer Garden--by T. Dart Walker.




Whittemore, William John (1860-1955)


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An Austrian Village at the World's
Columbian Exposition
--by W. J. Whittemore.






A Street in Cairo / An Algerian Village



Castaigne, Jean André (1861 – 1929)


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The Plaisance--
by J. André Castaigne.




Clinedinst, Benjamin West (1859 - 1931)



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In an Egyptian Court--Typical American
Girl's First Experience Smoking the
Chibouk
--by B. West Clinedinst.


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Dancing Girls in the Egyptian
Theatre on the Midway Plaisance

--by B. West Clinedinst.





Fenn, Harry (1838 - 1911)



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A Street in Cairo, Midway
Plaisance
--by Harry Fenn.

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A Tunisian
Village, Midway
Plaisance
--by
Harry Fenn.





Graham, Charles S. (1852 – 1911). See more White City paintings by Graham --scroll down the page.



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Cairo Street Scene with
Abdalrahman Katkhuda's
'Sabil-kuttab' in the Centre

--by Charles S. Graham.

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Egyptian Theatre--
by Charles S. Graham.



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Street [in Cairo] Looking East
--by Charles S. Graham.

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A Cairo Street
--by Charles S. Graham.



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Egyptian Wedding Procession through 'A Cairo Street'
--by Charles S. Graham.




Limmer, Oskar Emil (1854 - 1931)


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A Street in Cairo
--by Emil Limmer.




Smith, F. Hopkinson (1838 - 1915)


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In Cairo Street
--by F. Hopkinson Smith.




Thulstrup, Bror Thure de (1848-1930)


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Camel Ride--
by Thure de Thulstrup.

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Street Scene, Cairo Village
--by Thure de Thulstrup.





Unknown artist/illustrator



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Beauties at the World's Fair
--artist unknown.

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An Algerian Theatre Dancer
--artist unknown.




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The Algerian Theatre (including a Moorish cafe,
a Kabyle House, a tent village, and the theatre
with many performers)--artist unknown.

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A Street in Cairo
--artist unknown.



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Moorish Palace
--artist unknown.



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Algerian and Tunisian Village
--artist unknown.




Walker, T. Dart (1869-1914)


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Typical Scene on the Plaisance [Ferris wheel in
background still under construction] --by T. Dart Walker.



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An Egyptian Marriage Celebrated on Cairo Street
--by T. Dart Walker.






Japanese Phoenix Palace on Wooded Island



Ando, Chiutato


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Flower Sight-Seers (Festival of Cherry Blossoms)--
by Chiutato Ando.




Gaho, Hashimoto (1835-1908)


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Interior Decorations of the Phoenix Palace--
by Hashimoto Gaho.


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Phoenix Transom Panels--by Hashimoto Gaho.



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Phoenix (sliding door
artwork in Phoenix Palace)
--by Hashimoto Gaho.


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Phoenixes at Play (sliding
door artwork in Phoenix Palace)
--by Hashimoto Gaho.


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Phoenixes at Play (close-up)
--by Hashimoto Gaho.




Gibson, William Hamilton (1850 - 1896)




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Edge of Rose Garden, Wooded
Island
--by W. Hamilton Gibson.

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Japanese Building, Wooded
Island
--by W. Hamilton Gibson.





Graham, Charles S. (1852 – 1911). See more White City paintings by Graham --scroll down the page.



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Wooded Island
--by Charles S. Graham.

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Fete Night at Wooded Island, Chicago
--by Charles S. Graham.





Jones, Francis Coates (1857-1932)



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The Administration Way from Wooded
Island
--by Frances C. Jones.




Jones, Hugh Bolton (1848-1927)



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South End of Wooded Island
--by H. B. Jones.




Limmer, Oskar Emil (1854 - 1931)



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Japanese Garden--by Emil Limmer.




Nichols, Harley Dewitt (1859-1959).  See Eaton, C. H. and Loeb, L.--for more White City paintings by Nichols, H. D.



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Hooden or Peacock Palace--
Japanese pavilion on Wooded Island

--by H. D. Nichols and C. H. Eaton.




Nichols, Harley Dewitt (1859-1959).  See Eaton, C. H. and Loeb, L.--for more White City paintings by Nichols, H. D.



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Hooden Palace, Wooden Island--by H. D. Nichols.




Unknown artist/illustrator



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Japanese Temple--artist unknown.




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Wooded Island, Jackson Park,
by Elevated Lines
--artist unknown.




Walker, T. Dart (1869-1914)


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At Work on Japanese Buildings
--by T. Dart Walker.




Woodward, John Douglas (1846 - 1924)



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Great Dome from Wooded Island
--by J.D. Woodward






Viking Longships, Columbus' Caravels, Modern Battleships



Degrain, Antonio Munoz (1840 - 1924)



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Isabella Pledging her Jewels (U.S. commemmorative
$1 Stamp for 1893)--image based on the 1878 painting
'Queen Isabella Pledging her Jewels for Columbus'
Expedition' by Antonio Munoz Degrain.




Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste (1834 - 1904)



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Columbus--by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (French designer of the Statue of Liberty).
Life-size, silver statue of Columbus holding a globe and pointing toward the horizon,
commissioned by Gorham, a Rhode Island silver manufacturing company for display
in their exhibit in the Manufactures Building at the Columbian Exposition of 1893.
It used 30,000 ounces of silver, the largest silver casting in the world at that time.




Ezekiel, Moses (1844 - 1917)


Columbus Statue (displayed in the
Italian Pavilion)--by Moses Ezekiel.




Graham, Charles S. (1852 – 1911). See more White City paintings by Graham --scroll down the page.



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Caravels and La Rábida [ships and convent replicas]
--by Charles S. Graham.

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Ancient Spain at the Fair [replica of La Rábida]
--by Charles S. Graham.




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Viking and Battle Ships--by Charles S. Graham.




Hencke, Albert ( 1865 - 1936 )


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Interior of La Rábida [convent]
--by Al Hencke.




Maynard, George W. (1843 - 1923)


Caravels and La Rábida Convent
--by George W. Maynard.




Piombo, Sebastiano del (Sebastian Luciani) (1485 - 1547)


Portrait of a Man Said to be Christopher
Columbus
--by Sebastiano del
Piombo (Sebastiano Luciani).




Schell, Frederick B. (1838 - 1902)


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The Great Naval Parade. The Spanish
Fleet with the Caravel Santa Maria under Sail

--by Fred B. Schell.




Thulstrup, Bror Thure de (1848-1930)


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Aboard the Battleship
--by Thure de Thulstrup.




Unknown artist/illustrator


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U.S. Battleship 'Illinois'--unknown artist.




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U.S. Coastline Battle Ship to be Exhibited--unknown artist.




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The Viking Ship from Norway
--unknown artist.

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The Norway Building
--unknown artist.




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The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria
Replicas
--unknown artist.

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The Ship of Columbus
--unknown artist.




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Christopher Columbus
(painted metal souvenir
statuette)--unknown artist.

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Statue of Columbus at Entrance
to Machinery Hall
--unknown artist.



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Proposed Columbus Monument
--by Alberto Palacio. The globe
was . . . to be nearly 1000 ft in
diameter and to house a spiralling
stairway circumambulating its
surface–internal until the equator
and then external for the northern
hemisphere portion, reaching finally
the north-pole where sits an
enormous copy of one of Columbus'
caravel ships (whose hull would
house a meteorological observatory).
At night the shapes of the
continents would be illuminated by
a huge number of lights casting
beams from below. In the base would
be a statue-littered institutional
complex dedicated to the natural
sciences and geographical
exploration, as well as a network of
promenades, cafes and restaurants
for the public. [It] would have
cost an $6 million plus--probably
something close to $7 billion in
today’s money. (Palacio's Design)

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Unrealized Proposal for a
Massive Monument to
Christopher Columbus for the
Columbus Exposition of 1893,
Spanning Grant Park at
Congress, 1892, Chicago
--
artist unknown.







Opening Ceremonies, Dedications, and Parades



Butler, Herbert (1861 - 1931)


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Columbian Exposition--The Night Pageant on Chicago
Day
--by Herbert Butler. [Inset, left bottom: Fireworks]


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Columbian Exposition--Fireworks on
the Lakefront
--by Herbert Butler.




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Fountains by Night--by Herbert Butler.



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Columbian Exposition--The Float of "Chicago Welcoming
the Nations of the Earth"
--by Herbert Butler




Clinedinst, Benjamin West (1859 - 1931)



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World Columbian Exposition,
Evening Scene in the Grand
Court
--by B. West Clinedinst.

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Military Parade for New York
Columbian Celebration

--by B. West Clinedinst.





Graham, Charles S. (1852 – 1911). See more White City paintings by Graham --scroll down the page.


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Dedication Ceremonies at the
Manufactures and Liberal Arts
Building
--by Charles S. Graham.



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Opening Ceremony--by Charles S. Graham.




Hassam, Frederick Childe (1859–1935)


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Columbian Exposition
--Manhattan's Great Day--
Illumination of the New York
Building
--by Childe Hassam




Hawley, Hughson (1836–1910)


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The Opening of the World Columbian Exposition
at Chicago. Scene at the East Front of the
Administration Building on the Morning of the
Opening Day
--by Hughson Hawley.




Limmer, Oskar Emil (1854 - 1931)


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Columbian Exposition--Fireworks on
the Lakefront
--by Herbert Butler.


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German Day in Chicago--Celebration in front of the
German House
--by Emil Limmer.





Mente, Charles (1857-1933)


Pyrotechnic Display on Brooklyn Bridge,
World's Columbian Exposition
--by Charles Mente.




Nichols, Harley Dewitt (1859-1959).  See Eaton, C. H. and Loeb, L.--for more White City paintings by Nichols, H. D.



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[Title unknown]--by H. D. Nichols.




Pérard, Victor Semon (1870-1957)



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Evening Concert at the New
Administration Building
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by Victor Pérard.

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Columbian Ball at Madison Square,
NY
-- by Victor Pérard.




Thulstrup, Bror Thure de (1848-1930)


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Columbian Celebration in New York--Military Parade
--by Thure de Thulstrup.



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The Declaration of Independence Barge at the
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

1893--by Thure de Thulstrup.

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The Universal Brotherhood Barge at the
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

1893--by Thure de Thulstrup.


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The Dedication of German Building,
from the South Portico

--by Thure de Thulstrup




Unknown artist/illustrator



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President Cleveland Opening the
World's Fair 1893
--artist unknown.



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Opening by President Cleveland--
Unveiling the Statue of Liberty
in the Grand Basin
--artist unknown.



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Interior View of Manufactures Building,
Showing Seating Arrangements for Dedication
Ceremony, Oct. 1892
--artist unknown.



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Dedication Ceremonies--artist unknown.



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Great Parade Passing the Palmer House--artist unknown.



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City Decorations--Marshall Field
Building
--artist unknown.



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Opening of the World's Fair at
Chicago--Unveiling the Statue of
Liberty in the Grand Basin

--artist unknown.


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Opening of the World's Fair at
Chicago--The Great Naval Review of
the Hudson (H.M.S. "Blake" Saluting
the President of the U.S.)
--artist unknown.



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The Great International Naval Review, New
York, 1893 on the 400th Anniversary of Columbus's
Discovery of America
--artist unknown.




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Naval Review in New York--artist unknown.



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The Edison Float in the New York
Columbian Celebration
--artist unknown



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Press Float in the New York
Columbian Celebration
--artist unknown.

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Prehistoric-Age Float in New York
Columbian Celebration
--artist unknown.



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Night Pageant Passing Transportation Building
--artist unknown.


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"Imre Kiralfy’s Grand Historical Spectacle, 'America':
in Four Acts, and Seventeen Scenes" staged at the Auditorium Theatre at the Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
--an operatic spectacle-extravaganza featuring
several hundred dancers and singers representing important scenes in American history)



[ Fireworks ]--artist unknown.



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The Fireworks at the Columbian Exposition--artist unknown.




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Fireworks on the Lake
--unknown artist.

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World's Columbian Exposition
Poster
--unknown artist.



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Dedicatory Ball at Auditorium
--artist unknown.






Walker, T. Dart (1869-1914)


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Director-General Davis introduces President Cleveland to Foreign Visitors
--by T. Dart Walker.



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Presidential Group Takes Electric Launch around the Lagoon
--by T. Dart Walker.








Going to the Fair: Transportation Modes



Birren, Joseph P. (1864 - 1933)


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To the Exposition by Coach--
by Joseph P. Birren




Hassam, Frederick Childe (1859–1935)



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Nocturne, Railway Crossing,
Chicago
1893--by Childe Hassam.

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On the Way to Chicago
--the Observation Car

--by Childe Hassam.





Nichols, Harley Dewitt (1859-1959).   See Eaton, C. H. and Loeb, L.--for more White City paintings by Nichols, H. D.


Columbian Exposition--Venetian Gondolas
on the Lagoon 1892
--by H. D. Nichols.




Sprague, Howard Freeman (1871 - 1899)


S.S. Christopher Columbus--by Howard Freeman Sprague.
Whaleback steamer designed by Alexander McDougall to ferry
4,000-5,000 or more passengers the 6 miles from the downtown
Chicago dock to the fairgrounds at Jackson Park--in 20 minutes.




Thulstrup, Bror Thure de (1848-1930)


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Transportation--
by Thure de Thulstrup.




Unknown artist/illustrator



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Going to the Great Exposition--
Twenty Hour Ride from New York to Chicago--
View on the Mohawk River
--artist unknown.



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General Bird's-Eye-View of the Movable Railway
at the Chicago Fair
--artist unknown.

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General View of Part of the Movable Sidewalk
Showing the Three Platforms
--artist unknown.



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Bridge to the Railroad and Boats, Opposite the Auditorium Hotel
--artist unknown.



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Overflow of Fairgoers Riding on the Train Roof to the Fair
[photo]--artist unknown.



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Transportation--artist unknown.




Villiers, Frederick (1844-1919)



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At the Great Fair--Transportation,
Ancient and Modern
--by Frederick Villiers.

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Going to Chicago
--by Frederick Villiers.





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Text written by K. L. Nichols


Painting, top of page: Lydia Field Emmet,
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893)


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Posted: 4-15-15; Updated: 5-5-18