Be Transported To Another Era With These Photos Of The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition In Illinois
As a tribute to Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World 400 years prior, a fair was held in Chicago. It was 1893 when the World’s Columbian Exposition began and, during its six-month tenure, more than 27 million people attended. People were drawn to the sheer grandeur of the event.
The exposition spanned the area of 690 acres and featured 200, mainly, neoclassical-style buildings, most of which were temporary. The material used on the structures was white, and so it was given the name “White City.” The fair represented American Exceptionalism and represented 46 countries. Let’s step back in time now and look at some antique photographs from the World’s Columbian Exposition.
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Don’t you wish you could go back in time and attend a world exposition as grand as this? What do you think? Please let us know in the comments!
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