A diary kept by Paul R. Strain during his visit to the Exposition, October 1893. It describes various buildings he toured and the exhibits that caught his attention, and records his personal impressions of the Exposition. The diary takes the form of hand-written notes.
Typescript diary of a young woman's visit to the 1893 World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago). 51 pages.
This collection consists of glass plate negatives depicting various aspects of glaciation in New England states. The negatives were used in the United States National Museum's geology exhibition at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Apparently, they were taken by William Otis Crosby and Oliver Cummings Farrington and purchased ...
Hundreds of stereographs and other photographic imagery, especially a large number of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia; other subjects include: the World's Columbian Exhibition (1893); the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the Great Sanitary Fair; a large number on Massachusetts, including a set of images from Old Sturbridge; buildings and scenery; miscellaneous other subjects.
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Regarding the Guatemalan Commission, Chicago in 1892, at the World's Fair. Mostly addressed to the Secretary of the Commissioner, Senor Solis, from various individuals in Mexico. Includes project proposal.
Stereoview of a Smithsonian Institution display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893). which showed a Plains Indian (possibly Sioux) on horseback wearing a headdress and carrying shield and spear.
Includes title of each case, articles of clothing and catalog numbers for each, collectors, and miscellaneous notes. At the end of the notebook are notes about losses and damages made at the end of the exposition and some notes on a shipment of material.
Research material gathered by Brandon B. Fortune regarding two exhibitions and one exhibition catalog about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; including correspondence with museums and collectors, and photocopied book pages. The exact title of the first exhibition is now unknown, but it was likely similar to "World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893: Department of Fine Arts." The second exhibition was entitled "American Art at the 1893 World's Fair-Revisiting the White City," which was accompanied by a book with the same title.
Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.