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Jackson Park before the fair, during and then after, in ruin, 1891-1895, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

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The Fair, 1893, Chicago. John Key

The Fair, 1893, Chicago. John Key

Windmill Village, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Windmill Village, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

The world’s first Ferris Wheel, Midway Plaisance, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Lagoon emergency crew, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Lagoon emergency crew, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Looking across the Grand Basin toward the Agricultural Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Looking across the Grand Basin toward the Agricultural Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

View from the Fisheries Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

View from the Fisheries Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

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.

Tesla’s search light atop the Government Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Tesla’s search light atop the Government Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

A replica of Columbus’ caravel, Santa Maria, sails east of Jackson Park in Lake Michigan, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

A replica of Columbus’ caravel, Santa Maria, sails east of Jackson Park in Lake Michigan, Columbian Exposition, 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.

La Rabida at dawn, 1900, Chicago.

La Rabida at dawn, 1900, Chicago.

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