• Created Date
  • 1906-1906
  • Description
  • Caption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, its name was changed to "The Field Columbian Museum." It has a course of... more
    Caption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, its name was changed to "The Field Columbian Museum." It has a course of popular lectures, an established series of publications and several scientific expeditions have been sent out to augment the collections of the museum. A new site has been obtained on the lake front and Mr. Field has donated ten million dollars for the purpose of erecting the finest museum structure in the world. less
  • Rights
  • Images in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.