A Gokstad replica, the Viking, was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Bergen, Norway, to Chicago for the 1893 Columbian Exposition
World's Fair Clock Tower: Standing nine feet tall and weighing two tons, the iconic clock was made by the Goldsmiths Company of London for display at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
of 1892--the subject is infanticide, the title an allusion to Goethe's Faust--went to the World's Columbian Exposition
in Chicago the following year and became his first work to be sold in America.
Olmsted also helped design the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
in Chicago, among other sites.
They relate to topics like the frontier, tavern theatre, journalism before the 1930s, the Underground Railroad in Illinois, John Jones, education in Illinois before 1857, the Mormons in Illinois, higher education, the Civil War era and Abraham Lincoln, Chicago, the World's Columbian Exposition
, and the Great Depression.
At the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
, America celebrated its independence, industrialization and consumerism.
It is the World's Columbian Exposition
22 years later, lusty and industrious.
Two of his candy businesses failed before he got turned on by milk chocolate at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
A Wisconsin teacher was excited about the many possibilities for using "Souvenir Map of the World's Columbian Exposition
at Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance" (Chicago, 1893).
We strongly suspect that John Ringling traveled to the Columbian Exposition
of 1893 in Chicago; the Art Institute there also collected panels like this.
When a new-fangled curiosity was shown in Chicago at the 1893 Columbian Exposition
, few people gave it much attention.