Columbian Exposition of 1893

Souvenir Spittoon from the World's Columbian Exposition

Ian Mueller Collection of Chicago Memorabilia

Season passes for the World's Columbian Exposition

Harriet Monroe Papers

Official Souvenir Programme of Dedicatory Ceremonies of the World's Columbian Exposition

Harriet Monroe Papers

Invitation to the building dedication ceremonies for the 1893 World's Fair

Harriet Monroe Papers

Authentic Visitor’s Guide to the World’s Columbian Exposition and Chicago, May 1 to October 30, 1893
Richard J. Murphy
Chicago: Union News Co., 1893

Rare Book Collection

Costumes of All Nations, Souvenir, World's Columbia Exposition, 1893
[New York]: Singer Manufacturing Co., 1892

Rare Book Collection

Singer sewing machines are pictured with representations of national costumes.

“The Nut Shell” - the Ideal Pocket Guide to the World’s Fair…
Stuart Charles Wade
Chicago: The Merchants’ World’s FairBureau of Information Co., 1893

Rare Book Collection

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World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1993

Rare Book Collection

The Columbian Ode
Harriet Monroe (1860-19360)

Personal Papers of Harriet Monroe

Chicago Day, October 9, 1893

University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf3-03146, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

On Chicago Day, October 9, 1893, during the World's Columbian Exposition, the Illinois Central handled 500,000 passengers, a record unequaled by an American railroad.

The Walker Museum Building on the University of Chicago campus and the World's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel

University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf6-00075, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

World's Fair Ballad Collection

Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1892
Rare Book Collection

Souvenir stereoscope card from the 1893 World's Fair

Hyde Park Historical Society Collection

Photograph of the Court of Honor at the 1893 World's Fair

University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf3-00077, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library