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1893 Chicago World's Fair Horticultural Building Winter - ORIGINAL FAI1

1893 Chicago World's Fair Horticultural Building Winter - ORIGINAL FAI1

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"Horticultural Building in Winter." This is an original 1893 limited edition (112 of 1000), first impression photogravure by Goupil of the Horticultural Building at the Chicago World's Fair. The actual image measures 10 x 13.5 inches.

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 the 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 118+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There are some light aging and foxing marks --please see image.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14 x 19 inches; 36 x 48 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)