Trade Card for The World's Inn at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893

Summary

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago attracted more than 25 million visitors in 1893. It was a prime business opportunity for hotels like the World's Inn, located just steps away from one of the fair's entrances. The hotel's fireproof steel-beam construction was another important selling point -- particularly when memories of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire remained prevalent.

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago attracted more than 25 million visitors in 1893. It was a prime business opportunity for hotels like the World's Inn, located just steps away from one of the fair's entrances. The hotel's fireproof steel-beam construction was another important selling point -- particularly when memories of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire remained prevalent.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

circa 1893

Subject Date

circa 1893

Creators

Globe Lithograph & Print Company 

Leland, Charles E. 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Lithographed by Globe Lithograph & Print Company for Manager Charles E. Leland of the World's Inn.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.0.281.522

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ink
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 6.125 in

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