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1893 Chicago World's Fair Greely Expedition Arctic - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR8

1893 Chicago World's Fair Greely Expedition Arctic - ORIGINAL HISTORIC FAIR8

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"Rescue of the Greely Survivors"

This is an original 1894 halftone print of a painting exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair which illustrated the rescue of the survivors of the ill-fated Greely Expedition to North Greenland. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)

Period Paper has obtained a wonderful set of halftone print 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 as an Educational Art Series in 1894 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."


This 117+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No creases. No tears. Light water stain - top left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10 inches; 20 x 25 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)