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Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings were under construction

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Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings were under construction

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Photograph shows two men operating steam powered fire engine; thick black smoke blows from steamer.
No. 424.
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Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.

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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01/01/1891
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Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), 1844-, photographer
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Library of Congress
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