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1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Images

For six short months in 1893, Jackson Park in Chicago was home to one of the largest and most spectacular expositions of the 19th Century. Near the close of the Fair, The Field Columbian Museum (now The Field Museum) was founded.

Image Resources

Digital Collections

  • 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Album: Hundreds of low-resolution images from The Field Museum's photo archives are available for viewing via the Museum's Flickr Photo Collection.
  • World's Columbian Exposition Expedition to Southern Ohio: In 1891, Professor Frederic Ward Putnam, Director of Department M of the World’s Columbian Exposition, hired Warren K. Moorehead to lead excavations at mound builder sites in Southern Ohio with the purpose of obtaining WCE materials. The Field Museum received half of Moorehead’s photographs taken during the expedition; the other half went to Ohio University. 
  • Two hundred and twenty glass lantern slides of WCE views. 

 © The Field Museum, GN90799d_CON_00Cw. Photographic World's Fair and Midway Plaisance. W.B. Conkey Company (1893 Chicago, Illinois).

Getty Images

A collection of Field Museum high-resolution images from the World's Fair is offered via Getty Images.