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World's Columbian Exposition Agricultural Building
World's Columbian Exposition Agricultural Building
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Agricultural Building
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the Agricultural 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 Agricultural Building was 500 x 800 feet, and the annex was 300 x 500 feet. It was built near the shore of Lake Michigan facing the Grand Basin. Exhibits included "breads and biscuits, starches and pastes, sugars and syrups, malts and liquor... all types of meat and dairy products, [and] every fruit and vegetable known to man." 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. 73. Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 31.
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 31.
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