World's Columbian Exposition Agricultural Building
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A black and white photograph of the Agricultural 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 Agricultural Building was 500 x 800 feet, and the annex was 300 x 500 feet. It was built near the shore of Lake Michigan facing the Grand Basin. Exhibits included "breads and biscuits, starches and pastes, sugars and syrups, malts and liquor. . . all types of meat and dairy products, [and] every fruit and vegetable known to man." 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. 73. Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World’s Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 31. Celebrations and Festivals; Exploring The Columbian Exposition 16 History
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|World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois)|
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