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World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

 Organization

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Calavano Collection of World's Fair Postcards and Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Calavano
Abstract Includes postcards, postcard albums, and other ephemera relating to World's Fairs and Expositions beginning with the 1878 Exposition Universelle Paris and continuing to 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans. There are significant collections of postcards from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the 1910 Exposition de Bruxelles, the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition, and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Also included are trade cards from...
Dates: 1876-1990s

Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Box-105
Abstract A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux...
Dates: approximately 1855-1909

Christina Olson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Olson
Abstract Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition – a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.
Dates: 1891-1918

Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives

 Collection
Identifier: IC
Abstract The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and...
Dates: 1831-1984; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1970

John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Exposition
Abstract This collection includes over 9,800 postcards and related ephemera documenting International Expositions and World's Fairs beginning in the late 19th and continuing throughout the 20th century. Both American and European expositions are well represented in addition to smaller trade shows and local fairs.
Dates: 1876-1986

[World's Columbian Exposition color plates]

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-203
Abstract Nine color plates that appear to be of buildings from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The plates show traces of having been removed from a binding. The nine scenes include the Woman's Building, the Electricity Building, the Machinery Building, the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the Fisheries Building, the United States Government Building, the Grand Basis and Peristyle (with Statue of the Republic in basin), the Administration Building, and the Transportation Building.
Dates: approximately 1893

World's Columbian Exposition Glass Plate Images

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WCEGlassImages
Abstract The collection consists of nine glass plate images, eight positives and one negative, taken at the World's Columbian Exposition. The images show exhibits and displays from several buildings throughout the fair including the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the Anthropological Building, and Machinery Hall among others.
Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition Lantern Slides

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WCESlides
Abstract 56 glass lantern slides showing environs, buildings and exhibits at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
Dates: 1893