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World’s Columbian Exposition Mines and Mining Building
World’s Columbian Exposition Mines and Mining Building
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Mines and Mining Building
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the exterior of the Mines and Mining 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 Mines and Mining Building was located at the southern end of the lagoon between the Electricity and Transportation buildings. The Mines and Mining Building was 700 feet in length and 350 feet wide. Exhibits included displays of diamonds, opals and emeralds, as well as iron, copper, lead, coal, granite, marble, sandstone, soils, salts, and petroleum.Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 89.
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 28.
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