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Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

Featuring works of art and ephemera from the Newberry’s extensive collection of exposition materials, this exhibition explores the fair’s tremendous power of attraction.

As the grandest international spectacle in a great age of spectacles, the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 captured the public’s imagination through a dazzling array of visual images, from photographs, paintings, and illustrated albums to souvenirs, guidebooks, magazine features, and popular histories.

Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

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