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Bird's-Eye View of the World's Columbian Exposition
Original Author: Rand, McNally & Co.
Created: ca. 1893
Medium: Chromolithograph

Bird’s-Eye View of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.

A chromolithograph depicts an aerial view of the nearly 700-acre grounds of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. A key below the image identifies the whereabouts of numerous buildings, exhibits, and entertainments, including the original Ferris Wheel, designed by G. W. G. Ferris, which can be seen on the horizon at center. The expositon celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in America in 1492.