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World's Columbian Exposition Electricity Building
World's Columbian Exposition Electricity Building
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Electricity Building
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the interior of the Electricity 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 Electricity Building covered nearly 5 ½ acres. The exhibits highlighted uses of electricity, from running motors to providing light. Thomas Edison displayed the "kinetograph, " an early machine for motion pictures. The building was located in between the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building and the Mines and Mining Building.Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893, page 51, 53.
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 76.
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