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1893 and 1904 World’s Fair Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-0067

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of 5 publications titled Portfolio of Photographs of the World’s Fair, from the Household Art Series that was published weekly. The collection contains Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, and 11, and all of these books contain pictures from the Chicago’s World Fair. The collection also contains one copy of The World’s Fair in Colortypes & Monotones, and it features both color and black and white pictures of the 1904 World’s Fair. Many of the covers are loose and brittle. The materials are dated 1893 and 1904 and measure .92 linear feet (1 box).

Dates

  • 1893, 1904
  • 1893
  • 1904

Language of Materials

English

History

The World’s Columbian Exposition or the Chicago World’s Fair was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World in 1492. The Fair was designed in large part by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmstead. The grounds spanned over 600 acres and held close to 200 buildings. The Fair ran from May 1, 1893 until October 30, 1893.

The 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri was held to celebrate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. The Fair opened on April 30th and closed on December 1st. The site was designed by George Kessler and covered 1,200 acres and held over 1,500 buildings. Foreign countries, the United States government, and 43 of the then 45 states staged exhibits for the Fair.

Extent

0.92 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

This collection is currently housed off site. Please contact staff at 817-392-7740 or genlhst@fortworthtexas.gov to request this collection and allow 10 business days for transfer.
Title
1893 and 1904 World’s Fair Photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Kathryn Cain
Date
October 2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740