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Strolling past the Casino at the White City Amusement Park, 63rd and South Parkway Ave (now MLK Dr.), 1914, Chicago.

Strolling past the Casino at the White City Amusement Park, 63rd and South Parkway Ave (now MLK Dr.), 1914, Chicago.

The White City Amusement Park, looking north to 63rd at South Park Ave (MLK Blvd), 1924, Chicago.

The White City Amusement Park, looking north to 63rd at South Park Ave (MLK Blvd), 1924, Chicago.

Newsies Day at the White City Amusement Park (63rd and MLK Dr.), 1928, Chicago.

Newsies Day at the White City Amusement Park (63rd and MLK Dr.), 1928, Chicago.

The White City Amusement Park, at night, c.1910, 63rd and South Park, Chicago.

The White City Amusement Park, at night, c.1910, 63rd and South Park, Chicago.

Beautiful impressionist painting of the Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson, 1894, Chicago.

Beautiful impressionist painting of the Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson, 1894, Chicago.

Resting while visiting the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Resting while visiting the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Group of boys at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago. Looks like they’re promoting Quaker Oats…

Group of boys at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago. Looks like they’re promoting Quaker Oats…

Statue in the Court of Honor dedicated to the African American, 1893, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

Statue in the Court of Honor dedicated to the African American, 1893, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

The aftermath of the first of several fires that would eventually destroy what remained of the Columbian Exposition, 1894, Chicago.

The aftermath of the first of several fires that would eventually destroy what remained of the Columbian Exposition, 1894, Chicago.

The fountains of the Great Lagoon at full blast, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

The fountains of the Great Lagoon at full blast, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Ad for the Midget City at the White City Amusement Park, 1905, Chicago.
The little people are significantly out of proportion to the others visiting the attraction.

Ad for the Midget City at the White City Amusement Park, 1905, Chicago.

The little people are significantly out of proportion to the others visiting the attraction.

Approaching the Administrative Building at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Approaching the Administrative Building at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Dancing at the White City Amusement Park, c.1922, Chicago.
Chicago Tribune Archives
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Dancing at the White City Amusement Park, c.1922, Chicago.

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Interior of the Electric Building at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. This would have been considered one of the wonders of the world during a time of gas lamps and candle light!

Interior of the Electric Building at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. This would have been considered one of the wonders of the world during a time of gas lamps and candle light!