Souvenir Book, "World's Fair through a Camera," 1893

Summary

More than 25 million visitors attended the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. The fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America. Many fairgoers returned home with mementos to help relive their experience at the exposition. This souvenir photograph book contains images of the buildings, grounds, and "other views of general interest."

More than 25 million visitors attended the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. The fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America. Many fairgoers returned home with mementos to help relive their experience at the exposition. This souvenir photograph book contains images of the buildings, grounds, and "other views of general interest."

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1893

Subject Date

1893

Creators

Todd, F. Dundas (Frederick Dundas) 

Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Saint Louis 

Creator Notes

Photographed by F. D. Todd. Engraved and printed by Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., St. Louis, Missouri.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

85.127.41

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Stanley H. Cousineau.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Photomechanical processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 6.375 in

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