1893 Print Chicago World's Fair Fountain Frederick William MacMonnies FAIR4

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The Great Fountains in Action.

This is an original 1893 halftone print of the MacMonnies Fountain by sculptor, Frederick William MacMonnies, at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. (Please note that this item includes a brief descriptive caption which is not shown.)

Period Paper has obtained a wonderful set of halftone 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 1893 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."

CONDITION

This 121+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 8 inches; 25 x 20 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)

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