World's Columbian Exposition Transportation Building
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A black and white photograph of the "Golden Doorway" 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's "Golden Doorway" was located on the east side of the building. "This grand portal featured a series receding arches entirely overlaid in gold leaf. . . .The space immediately above the entry was ornamented with striking allegorical figures and groups in bas-relief." The building was designed by Adler and Sullivan who did not follow the classical designs of most other large buildings at the fair. Bolotin, Norman and Christine Laing. "The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: The World's Columbian Exposition." (Washington, D. C.: The Preservation Press, 1992), p. 57. Celebrations and Festivals; Exploring The Columbian Exposition 16 History
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|World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois)|
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