1893 World's Columbian Exposition

Come visit the WCE before September 7th 2014 and check out many of these artifacts, and MORE! This episode doesn't even mention the mummies! 



Special thanks to Isabelle Heyward and Serri Graslie for helping with the script, and to Si Watson and Emily Ward for the use of the animated Ferris wheel at the end! 

Photo credits: 



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The World's Greatest Dynamo. Interior of General Electric exhibit From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_CG_130w, Photographer The Werner Company.



[0:15] Electricity! 

Administration Building at Night, from Electricity Building. Large photographic print from The White City (As It Was). Photographs by William Henry Jackson. World's Columbian Exposition 1893.

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_JWH_007w, Photographer William Henry Jackson.



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Ferris wheel, [called "Observation Wheel" at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition] and Falstaff Inn.

© The Field Museum, CSA14508, Photographer Charles Carpenter.



[0:20] The Ripe Fruit of Freedom. Liberty Bell made of fruit Interior of Agricultural Building From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_CG_109w, Photographer The Werner Company.



[0:50] Large colored "Map of the Exposition Grounds." from A History of the World's Columbian Exposition Held in Chicago in 1893. Vol. 1.

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_FMHWC001w.



[1:10] Panorama of State Buildings, from North East." Large photographic print from The White City (As It Was). Photographs by William Henry Jackson. World's Columbian Exposition 1893.

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_JWH_032w, Photographer William Henry Jackson.



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Eskimos with Fair planners on dog sleds. World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

© The Field Museum, GN91733_011d, Photographer C.D. Arnold.



[4:01] Three Javanese dancers on a porch on a structure (building) at the Sundanese Pavillion (West Java) Village, Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition. Several visitors to the Fair on right.

© The Field Museum, A106224.



[4:48

Image of Muff made from byssus of Pinna nobilis (lining and filling made of other materials) Late 19th century. ex Ward's Natural Science Establishment (received 1893). Catalog No. 2462 Family Mollusca Bivalvia Pteriomorphia Pinnidae Land Europe Italy Shire Apulia. Sometimes called "sea silk" it is excreted by mollusks



[5:59] Head and shoulders of model wearing "Chanticleer" hat of bird feathers

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, LC-USZ62-61248



[6:03]

The Mammoth Crystal Cave. Diorama reconstruction exhibit Interior of Horticultural Building From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair The Werner Company

© The Field Museum, GN90799d_CG_132w, Photographer The Werner Company.