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William Henry Samelius Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Slides

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Samelius

Scope and Content of the Collection

A collection of glass plate slides of various buildings and attractions from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Most images are from the fair with multiple views of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Electric Tower, and the Colonnade. Features an image of a day pass to the fair on Chicago Day. There is one slide that is not from the fair of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.

Dates

  • 1893

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The William Henry Samelius Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Slides are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The William Henry Samelius Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Slides are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

History of the William Henry Samelius Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Slides

Nothing is known about William Henry Samelius. Original glass plate slides were a gift from Samelius' granddaughter Elizabeth Gaebel to the Elmhurst Historical Museum.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

A collection of glass plate slides of various buildings and attractions from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Most images are from the fair with multiple views of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Electric Tower, and the Colonnade. Features an image of a day pass to the fair on Chicago Day. There is one slide that is not from the fair of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.

Arrangement

Slides arranged alphabetically by building and then miscellaneous.

Collection Stack Location

1 31 4

Provenance

Gift, Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2015.

Processed by

Nora Gabor, 2016.
Title
Inventory of the William Henry Samelius Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Slides, 1893
Status
Completed
Author
Nora Gabor
Date
©2016.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States
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