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World's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall
World's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Machinery Hall
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the exterior of Machinery Hall 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: 9"x13".
InterpretationThe World's Columbian Exposition ran from May 1 to October 30, 1893. Machinery Hall "is 846 feet long by 492 feet wide, not including the annex which is 490 feet by 550 feet, or the power house 100 by 461 feet, the pumping house 77 by 84 feet, or the machine shop 146 by 250 feet. In all, the exhibit of machinery is housed in structures which cover about twenty acres...." Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p.70. The building was connected to the Agricultural Building by a colonnade on the south side of the Great Basin. Exhibits included machinery for the manufacture of paper boxes, wood-working, sewing, measuring coffee, making tags and labels, setting type, and making bricks among other machines.
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 30.
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