• View of the Administration Building at night

    Bartlett, G. Hunter (photographer)

    View of the Administration Building at night looking across the Grand Basin at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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  • Agricultural Building

    Unknown (creator)

    Exterior of the Agricultural Building at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1893. View includes electric launch on the basin.

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  • Dress

    Worth, Charles Frédérick, 1825-1895 (designer), House of Worth (Firm) (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of yellow silk satin. Bodice (a) has low, wide neckline embroidered with silver-colored cord and rhinestones, trimmed with silk fabric flowers at front. Pattern pieces create the…

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  • Badge worn by Century of Progress vendor

    Badge, Century of Progress, red and silver vendor badge. Numbered 15427. Has red print and background, with the 1933 World's Fair symbol (a whirling planet) and the words: A CENTURY OF PROGRESS/1933 I…

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  • Golden doorway of the Transportation Building : World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

    Green, Frank Russell, 1856-1940 (artist)

    Oil on canvas.

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  • Commemorative quilt

    Hurless, Dora (creator)

    Yellow quilt. Center of quilt marked in purple lettering CENTURY OF PROGRESS/I WILL/1833-1933/CHICAGO ILLINOIS. Embroidery and decorative patches of flowers, cattails, swans and frogs. In center embro…

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  • Aerial view of Chicago

    Macy, William (artist), Chicago Aerial Survey Co. (publisher)

    Watercolor and tempera on board.

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  • Century of Progress Toy Bus

    Arcade

    This cast iron toy bus is a souvenir from the Century of Progress World's Fair in 1933. The fair was held in Chicago and people from all over Illinois attended it. This souvenir belonged to Mount Pros…

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  • Necklace

    Necklace, choker-style, of platinum and diamonds. Filigree design. One older European-cut diamond weighing about 2.50 carats, two older European diamonds weigh a total of about 3 carats, forty older E…

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  • Souvenir badge, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

    Metal pin in the shape of a ship at sea with image of C. Columbus at center in relief. The following text is on side of ship Santa Maria: 1492 WORLD'S FAIR 1892/OFFICIAL SOUVENIR. Maker's mark is stam…

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  • Sculpture, "I Will"

    Fjelde, Jacob Henrik Gerhard (artist)

    Plaster bust sculpture. Classical female bust wearing "Flame" crown and bird on head; dressed in a draped toga and molded breast-plate; base has motto: " I WILL CHICAGO 1893" with sailing ship (under…

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  • Ribbon quilt

    Horr, Bertha, Mrs. (creator)

    Patchwork quilt from yellow and red satin ribbon badge from the World's Congresses, Chicago, 1893. Yellow satin backing. Gold silk cord border.

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  • Scepter presented to Daniel H. Burnham

    Spaulding & Company (manufacturer)

    Ivory scepter with garlands of chased leaves entwined from top to bottom. Top of scepter is surmounted by replica of the dome of the Administration Building of the World's Columbian Exposition in gold…

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  • Replica of the Santa Maria caravel docked at the World's Columbian Exposition

    Unknown (creator)

    People aboard the Santa Maria replica caravel, docked at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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  • People sitting on steps at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

    Unknown (creator)

    People lounging on the promenade on the North Bank of the Grand Basin at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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  • Montage of Midway attractions : Century of Progress Exposition, 1933

    Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974 (artist)

    Watercolor on paper or illustration board.

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  • Ferris wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition

    Unknown (creator)

    View of the Ferris wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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  • Moving Sidewalk

    Unknown (creator)

    View of the Moveable sidewalk, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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  • Souvenir button from the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34

    Century of Progress souvernir pin-back button with text that reads A CENTURY OF PROGRESS/1934/SEE/MIDGET CITY. SEE Midget City is printed in white, all other text is printed in dark green, all against…

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  • Electricity Building

    Harrison (photographer)

    Exterior of the Electricity Building at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1893.

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