Posts tagged World's Fair

A youth’s guide to the Columbian Exposition, featuring the Administration Building, 1893, Chicago.

A youth’s guide to the Columbian Exposition, featuring the Administration Building, 1893, Chicago.

Boarding gondolas at the Great Basin on a searing hot summer day, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Boarding gondolas at the Great Basin on a searing hot summer day, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Coming to the Fair? A chart shows you the distance and what it would cost, 1933, Chicago.

An actual “dog and pony” show at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

An actual “dog and pony” show at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks (and Tesla’s searchlight) over the Grand Basin at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

I recently made a long overdue visit to the Field Museum to see the Columbian Exposition of 1893 exhibit.

By far my favorite things on display were the animations created from historical photos from the fair.

You have until September 7th to view the collection.

A Beautiful Day at the Fair,1893, Chicago. H.D. Nichols

via the Boston Public Library

A Beautiful Day at the Fair,1893, Chicago. H.D. Nichols

via the Boston Public Library

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

A couple, visiting Northerly Island for the Century of Progress World’s Fair, takes a break with a view of the skyline (with a glowing Wrigley Building!), 1933, Chicago.

The Midway, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Midway, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking north on Northerly Island from the Enchanted Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Looking north on Northerly Island from the Enchanted Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Intramural Railroad at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

The Intramural Railroad at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

The Columbian Exposition on the first day open to the public, May 1, 1893, Chicago.

The Columbian Exposition on the first day open to the public, May 1, 1893, Chicago.

The Columbian Intramural Railway, 1893, Chicago.

The photo shows the north loop of the 3 mile track seen in the inset map.

The Columbian Intramural Railway, 1893, Chicago.

The photo shows the north loop of the 3 mile track seen in the inset map.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.