E. R. Walker Eastern End of Machinery Hall, Chicago 1893 World Exposition
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1893 Print Date 1893c
Dimensions 16 x 19-1/2 in. (406 x 495 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was billed as a world's fair to surpass all previous world's fairs. Conceived to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' first voyage to the New World, the fair became a triumphant celebration of America's Gilded Age of optimism and innovation. From May 1 to October 31 of that year, more than 27 million people visited the 633-acre exposition in Jackson Park known as "The White City."
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