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1893 Chicago World's Fair German Building W. H. Jackson ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR

1893 Chicago World's Fair German Building W. H. Jackson ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR

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"German Government Building."

This is an original 1895 halftone print of the German Government Building at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Period Paper has obtained a stunning collection of halftone images of the photographic prints taken by photographer William H. Jackson of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair. In the words of Stanley Wood "its beauty and its grandeur have been preserved for us by the magic of the camera...and in the reproductions of those wondrous scenes...the White City lives again." Published as a series by The White City Art Company in 1895, these prints were produced by the Franklin Engraving Company and many of the prints are so marked.

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 63 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." Over 27 million people visited the fair during its 6 month run.


This 116+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No aging. Moderate crease - bottom right corner. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13 x 16 inches; 33 x 41 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)