COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - FISHERIES BUILDING.

image97743

Charles Graham


Columbian Exposition - Fisheries Building.

Chromolithograph, 1893.
Image size 17 9/16 x 28 1/16" (44.6 x 71.3 cm).
Generally good condition, soiling on the right and some rubbing. A tear in the left and right margin, slightly entering the image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97743
Price: $500.00
Publisher :
A view of the Fisheries Building used in the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL. The building was designed by Henry Ives Cobb.

The building is noted for having been one of the most artistic buildings at the Chicago World's Fair, having been ornately decorated with elements of aquatic life; lobster, seahorses, starfish, frogs, etc. The central building contained the general Fisheries exhibit while the polygonal buildings at either side held exhibitions related to angling and salt water aquariums. The Fisheries exhibitions is noted for sparking a public interest in fish breeding.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Illinois

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