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This is an original 1893 chromolithograph of the Grand Court at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Period Paper has obtained a stunning collection of chromolithographs of scenes from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair. Painted by the official artist of the Exposition, Charles Graham, these prints are in excellent condition with wonderful color reproduction. 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 118+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine.
This piece was illustrated by Charles Graham. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.