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Albert, Allen D., Reports on World's Fairs, 1929

Typewritten comparative reports regarding financing, expenses, logistics, and publicity of the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893), Louisiana Purchase Exhibition (St. Louis, 1904), Panama-California Exposition (San Diego, 1915), and Panama-Pacific Exposition (San Francisco, 1915). Prepar...

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Album of amateur photographs of the World's Columbian Exposition, [ca. 1893]

Amateur snapshots of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago and a few other scenes of Chicago and views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest.

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Album of photographs of Chicago fires, 1893-1894.

Views of fires that occurred in Chicago during 1893 and 1894, including the fire at the World's Columbian Exposition, The Cold Storage fire, and the burning of the Hotel Fraternity and the Hotel Grand. Also includes photographs of fire companies and equipment.

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Album of photographs of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.), 1893.

Shows material on exhibit in the Woman's Building including handiwork, crafts, paintings, silver, furniture, statues, flowers, and clothing. There are no exterior views of the building.

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Allison Vincent Armour invitations

Invitation from Allison Vincent Armour of Chicago to Mrs. Conger to be his guest on board his yacht, Gryphon. Also enclosed is a card giving the location of the yacht (July 17, 1893). Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Colonel and Mrs. Grant to go on yacht, dine at German village, view illuminati...

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Ann Chapin Compondu interview about the World's Columbian Exposition

Interview with Ann Chapin Compondu about her jobs at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, when she was 18 years old. She was assigned first the role of "beautiful Italian girl" and stood outside the Days of Pompeii exhibit with the barker; later she became one of the "Forty Foreign Beauties"...

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The Art of the world, 1893.

A publisher's sample book for selling subscriptions to a multi-part portfolio of views of the World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago). Includes general views of the fair such as views of the basin, Machinery Hall, Government Building, and sculpture in the Fine Arts Building.

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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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Auditorium Theatre Council (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1893-1982 (inclusive), 1960-1982 (bulk)

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, by-laws, minutes, articles, programs and other records of the Auditorium Theatre Council primarily from the administrative papers (1960-1978) of Beatrice Spachner (Mrs. John V. Spachner), chairman of the Auditorium Theatre Council. Topic...

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Bertha Palmer and Palmer family research collection

Research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and magazine articles relating to Bertha H. Palmer and the Palmer family, arranged alphabetically by subject. Most materials are newspaper clippings and research notes compiled by James Guth in the 1970s. Topics include Potter Palmer...

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Book of the fair, 1893

A portfolio of 45 Illustrations from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

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The book of the fair, ca. 1893.

Includes images of paintings, sculpture, and other works of art that were exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Each photogravure has a protective sheet with a lengthy caption stating the artist, the location of the piece at the fair, and a description of the piece...

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Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition, [1893].

Includes prints from drawings of major buildings from the World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago), citing the architect's name and date. Includes a few leaves of description. M.

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Buzzell, Edgar A. Collection, 1892-1910

The Edgar A. Buzzell Collection consists of glass plate negatives, two photograph albums, newspaper articles, and a painting. The bulk of the collection consists of glass plate negatives of the University of Chicago, Hyde Park, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893), and downtown Chicago, IL. A ...

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A. C. Vroman collection of World's Columbian Exposition negatives, 1893 Oct. 15-16.

Nitrate negatives taken by photographer Adam Clark Vroman at the World's Columbian Exposition on October 15, 1893. Collection also includes two negatives dated October 16, 1893, of the bear pit at Lincoln Park Zoo and a bridge in Lincoln Park. Included are the original paper negative sleeves with...

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Caroline Shawk Brooks photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1910]

Images related to Caroline Shawk Brooks, sculptor and modeler, 1840-1913. Caroline Shawk Brooks was first known for her modeling in butter exhibited at the World's Fair (Paris, France), 1878. Subsequently, she executed portrait marbles of, among others, Emanuel Swedenborg, George Eliot, Thomas Ca...

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C.D. Arnold photograph albums of World's Columbian Exposition construction, 1891-1892.

Photographs depict the construction of exhibition buildings at various stages of completion, the creation of sculptural ornament, and tradesmen in the process of work or posed informally on construction sites.

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Charles Dudley Arnold Photographic Collection, 1891-1893

The World's Columbian Exposition, C. D. Arnold Photographic Collection (WCE/CDA) consists of 12 volumes with more than 1,000 platinum prints. There are photographs of the main Exposition buildings, the state and international buildings, and structures on the Midway Plaisance and the Wooded Island...

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Charles W. Nugent and family papers

Personal correspondence, financial records, military documents, newspaper clippings (ca. 1940, 1955), naturalization certificates, and other personal papers of Charles W. Nugent and family. Included are Charles W. Nugent's Grand Army of the Republic records, Confederate money, and an invitation a...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence, 1857-1918

Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other...


Chicago views photographed by Gates, ca. 1885-1910.

Photographs by an unknown photographer named Gates. Includes images of Oak Wood Cemetery, the Chicago River, cattle crossing a river bridge, dwellings (some identified), public and commercial buildings, parks, aerial views of the stockyards and interiors of the Electricity Building and the Mining...

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Chicago Woman's Club anniversary scrapbook, 1923 Oct.

Visual and printed materials relating to the Chicago Woman's Club's exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World's Columbian Exposition and the fair's Woman's Building. Members of the Chicago Woman's Club were especially prominent participants in the Board of Lady Managers.

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Chicago Woman's Club records, 1876-1998.

Meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, contracts, leases, correspondence, certificates, guest books, calendars and other papers from the Chicago Women's Club. The collection contains minutes from club meetings, membership and financial records, ...

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Color prints of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893-1894.

Includes general and specific views of the World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago) reproduced from artist's conceptions.

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