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Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, a view of some of the fair buildings around the reflecting pool. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black and white photographic print..Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in..Date: 1893..Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives ( http://siarchives.si.edu/ ) ..Accession number: 12929

The World's Columbian Exposition, was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. The iconic centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World. The Exposition was an influential social and cultural event and had a profound effect on architecture, sanitation, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism.

Chicago or: Chi-Town or Chitown, Chicagoland, The White City, City by the Lake, City of the Big Shoulders, City of Broad Shoulders, City of the Century, The 312, City on the Make, The City That Works, The Big Onion, City in a Garden, Hog-Butcher to the World, Beirut by the Lake, New York Done Right, Illville, I Will City, Paris on the Prairie, Sweet Home, Heart of America, The 773, The Alley Capital of America

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