Scenes from the
1893 World's Fair
The Columbian Exposition
Chicago, Illinois
C Graham



Among the State Buildings


In the foreground is the Pennsylvania building, one of the handsomest and most attractive buildings erected by the states.  Costing $60,000, the outer walls were of pressed brick, and the building was constructed so it could be moved out of the Park and serve as a public museum.  Eight hundred electric lights illuminated it at night. It stood beside New York, opposite the entrance of the Art Palace.

The New York building represented the wealth, culture, and progress of the metropolis and its government.  The scene was enhanced at night, when, the region blazed with light and echoed the music of the world's best-loved composers.   Costing $77,000, the firm entrusted with building this work consisted of McKim, Meade & White who had also build Agricultural Hall.. 


Cairo Street
Foreign Buildings
Grand Court
Midway Characters
Montana Exhibit
Old Vienna
Scenes in the Irish Village
The Lagoons
The Plaisance
The State Buildings
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