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Period Paper has obtained a wonderful set of limited edition art that was exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. This collection includes photogravures, typogravures, halftone prints, and hand-colored art.
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 in the margins of the outer border--please see image.