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1893 Chicago World's Fair Clock Tower French Facade - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR3

1893 Chicago World's Fair Clock Tower French Facade - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR3

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The Clock Tower and the French Facade.

This is an original 1893 halftone print of the Clock Tower on Columbia Avenue in the Manufactures Building at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. To the right of the Clock Tower is the French Facade with its main portal and with Folguere's statue of the French Republic at the entrance. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)

Period Paper has obtained a wonderful set of halftone prints images of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. This collection of the fair's many architectural, artistic, mechanical, agricultural, industrial, archeological, ethnological, historical, and scenic attractions was published 1893 by N. D. Thompson Publishing Co. of St. Louis.

The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world. In competition with many other cities, Chicago was finally designated the official site and the Exposition was built on 630 acres in and around Jackson Park. It was a spectacular display of progress and prosperity, and included among its many wonders electrical exhibits, exhibits from other countries, and a popular amusement area on Midway Plaisance with carnival rides, among them the first Ferris Wheel. Most of the fair's architecture was based on classical design which gave the area around the Court of Honor the name "The White City."

CONDITION

This 118+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 8 inches; 25 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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