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This is an original 1894 halftone print showing the state buildings at the Chicago's World Fair. The buildings include the Iowa State building, the Kansas State building, the Nebraska State building and the Missouri State building. The Kansas State building has a structure that is cruciform in style, with one square tower containing a flat roof projecting outward and forming an overlap to the main roof. The front of the tower has bas-reliefs, which represents the State when it was admitted to the Union in 1861. The Missouri State building holds a composite order architecture. It stands at two stories high, the upper lit by square windows. At one end of the structure is a square tower with a roof that rises to a point and is mounted by a Flagstaff. The center holds a high dome, which is decorated with ribs and panels. The Nebraska State building contains a long straight front, which is relieved by a columned portico, giving it a colonial feel. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)
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 in 1894.
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 Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse. We will also include the text related to this image for reference.
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