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World's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel
World's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel
Resource Typeimage
TitleWorld's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionA black and white photograph of the Ferris Wheel 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 Ferris Wheel was conceived and built by George Ferris to "rival the Paris Exposition's Eiffel Tower in engineering ingenuity." It was 250 feet in diameter with 36 cars each capable of holding 60 passengers. The Ferris Wheel was located in the middle of the Midway Plaisance.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. 131.Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 183.
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 97.
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