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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

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 Hayes Hotel, corner of 64th and University Ave, 1930, Chicago.

Built for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, an annex would be built soon after this photo was taken to house visitors to the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933. The site is now an empty lot.

The Hayes Hotel, corner of 64th and University Ave, 1930, Chicago.

Built for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, an annex would be built soon after this photo was taken to house visitors to the Century of Progress World’s Fair of 1933. The site is now an empty lot.

AIRBnB, circa 1893, Chicago.

AIRBnB, circa 1893, Chicago.

Looking toward the Administration Building, Columbian Exposition World’s Fair, 1893, Chicago.

Looking toward the Administration Building, Columbian Exposition World’s Fair, 1893, Chicago.

West entrance to the Midway Plaisance, Columbian Exposition World’s Fair, 1893, Chicago

West entrance to the Midway Plaisance, Columbian Exposition World’s Fair, 1893, Chicago