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World's Columbian Exposition Transportation Building
World's Columbian Exposition Transportation Building
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Transportation Building
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the "Golden Doorway" of the Transportation Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World's Columbian Exposition. 1893. Dimensions: 10"x13".
InterpretationThe World's Columbian Exposition ran from May 1 to October 30, 1893. The Transportation Building's "Golden Doorway" was located on the east side of the building. "This grand portal featured a series receding arches entirely overlaid in gold leaf....The space immediately above the entry was ornamented with striking allegorical figures and groups in bas-relief." The building was designed by Adler and Sullivan who did not follow the classical designs of most other large buildings at the fair. Bolotin, Norman and Christine Laing. "The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: The World's Columbian Exposition." (Washington, D. C.: The Preservation Press, 1992), p. 57.
Lesson Plans / ThemesCelebrations and Festivals; Exploring The Columbian Exposition
Learning Standards16 History;
Author or CreatorArnold, C.D.
SourceArnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World's Columbian Exposition. 1893.
Subject / KeywordsWorld's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierArnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World's Columbian Exposition. 1893. Vol. 3, photograph 48.
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