Period Paper has obtained a lovely collection of original typogravures of the art displayed at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (The World's Columbian Exposition). This collection is in excellent condition and any of these images would look beautiful framed.
The World's 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 115+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some light aging along the outer edges of the mat border which does not affect the actual print --please see image.
Collections: 1790's Hand-Colored Copper-Engraved James Sowerby Botanicals, 1880's Original Chromolithographs of World Cultures, 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Ancient Egypt — A History Include Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria (1903/1904), Antique & Vintage Art, Limited Edition & Rarities, Mini Posters, New York City at The Turn of the 20th Cenutry (1893-1903) — Views of the City, Buildings, Historic Markers, Picturesque Europe — Extraordinary Original Steel Engravings Plus Wood Engravings (1876-1879), World's Fair & Expo Art
Type: Original Typogravure