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Identifier: P0173

Title: World's Columbian Exposition Viewbooks (Chicago, 1893)

Description: The Columbian Exposition Viewbooks collection contains twenty-three double-sided pages of photographic picture prints from the 1893 Columbian Exposition Art Series published by Peacock Publishing Company in Chicago. The prints were issued by subscription by the Westliche Post newspaper in St. Louis in 1894 under the title "Die Verschwundene Weisse Stadt" (The Vanished White City). The images are 8x10 halftones with captions in German. The collection also contains the viewbook "Glimpses of the World's Fair: a Selection of Gems of the White City and the Midway Plaisance." Subjects include: Robert Hunt; Administration Building; Art Gallery; Ceylon Building; Industry Building; interiors; Florida Building; Smithsonian Institute displays; Sophia Handen; Women's Building; Massachusetts Building; mounted and stuffed animals; Krupp display; Guatemala Building; Volcano of Kilauea, Hawaii panorama; the Midway (amusement midway); Mining Building; Irish Village; Turkish Building; Michigan Building; underwater diving exhibit; the Chinese Theater; Johore Bungalow; Washington State Building; Machinery Hall; Iowa Building; bronze statues; Virginia Building; Haiti Building; Vermont Building.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1893 - 1894

Type(s): Viewbook




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