Columbian Exposition


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see World's Columbian ExpositionWorld's Columbian Exposition,
held at Chicago, May–Nov., 1893, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Authorized (1890) by Congress, it was planned and completed by a commission headed by Thomas W.
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Since the first-ever Ferris wheel was unveiled at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Ferris wheel has been a hallmark of Chicago.
Odom is Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Then there are the 18 superintendents of training schools for nurses who met at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1983 to establish and maintain a universal standard of training for nurses.
The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, which gave "Chicago's cultural life a decisive boost and .
Henry Field donated them to complement the architecture of an edifice built for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and subsequently adapted to function as hallowed halls for art.
The Tiffany Diamond was a highlight of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the 1939-40 World's Fair in New York City, and has been exhibited in museums worldwide.
He analyzes the deliberate and perhaps unintentional educational aspects of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and the 1904 St.
Kolodny also considers the not-so-friendly competition at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which celebrated the quadricentenary of Christopher Columbus' voyage of exploration.
CUTLINE: Linda Grace, curator of the North Brookfield Historical Society museum, holds a size 40 shoe made by the Batcheller factory and displayed at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition tells of an 1893 Chicago exhibition that had, as one of the fair's attractions, the Woman's Building, an exhibit hall filled with over 8,000 volumes of writing by women.
Sometimes these temporary structures were experiments in a new style: the Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893 introduced grand Beaux-Arts Classicism to America in plaster over steel, while the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs gave the name 'Art Deco' to the new nonhistorical styles adopted for many of the pavilions.
Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition chronicles the historic first effort in America to create a comprehensive library of women's texts, as one of the marvels of the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago.