• Creator
  • Arnold, C.D
  • Created Date
  • 3-7-03
  • Description
  • A black and white photograph of the Ferris Wheel 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 Ferris Wheel was conceived and built by George Ferris to "rival the Paris Exposition’s Eiffel Tower in engineering ingenuity.... more
    A black and white photograph of the Ferris Wheel 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 Ferris Wheel was conceived and built by George Ferris to "rival the Paris Exposition’s Eiffel Tower in engineering ingenuity." It was 250 feet in diameter with 36 cars each capable of holding 60 passengers. The Ferris Wheel was located in the middle of the Midway Plaisance.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. 131.Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World’s Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 183. Celebrations and Festivals; Exploring The Columbian Exposition. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • Wce_ferris_wheel.JPG