World's Columbian Exposition Transportation Building
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A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Transportation Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World's Columbian Exposition. 1893. Dimensions: 10"x13". The World's Columbian Exposition ran from May 1 to October 30, 1893. The Transportation Building, which faced the lagoon, was 960 feet by 256 feet. In the center of the building was a cupola 165 feet high from which visitors could view the fairgrounds. The cupola was reached by eight elevators. Exhibitors displayed modes of transportation from bicycles to railroads. Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), pp. 93-95. Celebrations and Festivals; Exploring The Columbian Exposition 16 History
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|World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois)|
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