Chicago 1893

For an instance during the late 19th century, the U.S. city of Chicago temporarily resembled a mighty & majestic European city, perhaps more comparable to that of France, London, Berlin, or even Rome.  A total of 200 buildings were specifically constructed for Chicago’s world fair in 1893.  Today, one of the only remaining structures from the above image is now the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.  Most of the structures were only meant to be kept temporarily.  The World Fair was an elaborate event that showcased art, architecture and innovation and attracted visitors from all over the world.  Some firsts introduced at the fair included the introductions of the hamburger, quaker oats, juicy fruit gum, and the ferris wheel.


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