Olson-Moore collection of World's Columbian Exposition lantern slides

 

Finding Aid for the Collection at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center

Rev. by D. Rinder, 2008

 

Copyright 2008, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

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Title: Olson-Moore collection of World's Columbian Exposition lantern slides [graphic]

Inclusive dates: 1893

Size: 348 transparencies : lantern slide, b&w ; 8 x 10 cm. (3 1/4 x 4 in.)

Accession #: 1987.0011

Call #: 1987.0011 PLS0158-0179

 

Restricton: To consult this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).

 

Description of the collection:

Views of buildings (interior and exterior), sculpture, exhibits, people visiting the Exposition, Ferris Wheel, ships, the Lagoon, and overviews taken from the roofs of buildings of the WCE held in Chicago in 1893.

 

Organization: Arranged numerically.

 

Gift of Mae Olson and Tom A. Moore (1987.0011).

 

Storage: Lantern slides (22 4 x 5 in. boxes)

 

List of online catalog headings:

World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs.

Buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Women -- Clothing & dress -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Fairs -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Exhibitions -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Lantern slides.

 

Added entry:

World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

 

Container list:

Biography

Columbus - litho bust portrait 238

Columbus before Council of Salamanca 239

Columbus propounding his theories 240

Columbus at the court of Ferdinand & Isabella 242

Columbus - three ships 243

Columbus leaving Palos 244

Columbus in sight of land 245

Landing of Columbus, 1492 246

Columbus - Rock Ribbed Coast 247

Columbus received by Ferdinand & Isabella 248

Isabella sends Columbus on second mission 249

Columbus in chains 250

Portrait of Isabella 251

Death bed of Columbus 252

Mayor Carter Harrison 48

Mrs. Potter Palmer 27

 

Buildings - Administration, Restaurants

Administration

Exterior 97

Exterior 8

Exterior 5

Exterior 277

Exterior 278

Exterior and bridge 191

Exterior and statue "Girl and Ox" 280

Exterior and statue "Republic" 279

Exterior sculptural detail 331

Interior 98

Bureau of Public Comfort 178

Children's Building

Exterior 73

Interior - creche for babies 74

Marine Cafe

Exterior 143

Exterior 281

Exterior 282

New England Clam Bake

Exterior 131

Exterior 283

Exterior with southern view 284

 

Buildings - Exhibit

Agricultural

Exterior 176

Exterior

electric launch 75

Santa Maria 323

Nina 76

Exterior 10

Exterior 69

Interior 11

Interior

fireplace of corn & grain 72

Cudahy's exhibit 71

Farm implements 70

Canada exhibit 13

Canada exhibit - 11 Ton Cheese 15

Ohio exhibit 12

Anthropological

Exterior 163

Interior 81

Interior

Electric chair 96

Art

Exterior 93

Exterior 38

Exterior 180

Exterior 181

Exterior 285

Exterior

South entrance 95

Lions at entrance 94

Cliff Dwellers 39

Dairy

Exterior 164

Interior 165

Electrical

Exterior 65

Exterior 66

Exterior 185

Exterior 9

entrance 286

north end 343

Interior 68

Interior 67

Fisheries

Exterior 37

Exterior

entrance 78

annex 79

electric launch 77

from Wooded Isle 287

Interior 80

California Sea Lions 183

Boatload of sturgeon 182

Forestry

Exterior 90

Interior 91

Black Walnut Lodge 186

Gladstone's Axe 92

Government

Exterior 323

Exterior 288

Viking ship in foreground 41

view with picnic 45

Interior

Mail coach 44

Department of Interior exhibit 43

Smithsonian exhibit 42

Horticulture

Exterior 34

Exterior 83

Exterior 82

Exterior 289

Exterior 290

Exterior 291

Entrance 85

Dome from Wooded Isle 292

Interior 86

Oregon exhibit 88

Minnesota exhibit 87

Liberty Bell in oranges 89

Pyramid of oranges 35

Flora under Dome 293

Japanese Hooden 129

Krupp

Exterior 184

Exterior 294

Interior 173

LaRabida Convent 158

Leather and Shoe Trades

Exterior 132

Exterior 162

Exterior 295

Liberal Arts - See Manufacturers & Liberal Arts

Machinery Hall

Exterior 19

Exterior 16

Exterior 17

Exterior 148

Exterior 297

East Facade 146

North Facade 147

Obelisk in foreground 156

detail of Towers 296

Collonaded Aisle 298

Interior 60

Interior 61

Interior 62

German exhibit 64

The Boilers exhibit 63

Manufacturers & Liberal Arts

Exterior 105

Exterior 6

Exterior 7

Exterior 101

Exterior 99

Exterior 299

Exterior 300

Exterior 344

West entrance 102

West doorway 145

South end 100

South entrance 103

from Fountain 104

with statue "Boy and Horse" 325

Western flank 343

Interior 112

Interior 111

Interior 175

Interior 106

Interior 107

Austrian exhibit 108

Italian exhibit 109

British exhibit 110

Swiss exhibit 113

Danish exhibit 114

Entrance to French exhibit 115

Entrance to Russian exhibit 116

Entrance to Belgian exhibit 117

Tiffany's exhibit (jewelry) 118

Entrance to Tiffany's exhibit 119

Entrance to German exhibit 120

Ceylon exhibit 121

Columbian exhibit - Obelisk 122

China exhibit 123

Japan exhibit 124

Siam exhibit 125

Mexico & Persia exhibits 126

German exhibit - The Iron Gates 127

Michigan Logging Camp 159

Mines & Mining

Exterior 26

Exterior 29

Exterior 53

Interior 28

Interior 22

Great Britain exhibit 54

German exhibit 55

Canada - Ontario exhibit 56

Colorado exhibit 57

New York exhibit 58

Pyramid of Gold 59

New York Central Railroad 32

Pennsylvania Railroad 166

Settlers Cabin - Wooded Isle 161

Transportation

Exterior 20

Exterior 187

Oldest train in America 51

East facade 149

Sculpture 24

East entrance 21

Interior

Steam hammer 25

Newton Application of Steam 52

Grace Darling boat 30

Windmills 170

Windmills 301

Windmills 302

Women's Building

Exterior 36

Exterior 304

Exterior 303

Interior 47

Interior 46

Mexican Presidential chair 49

Paintings by Queen & Princesses 50

Yucatan Ruins 164

Yucatan Ruins 305

Yucatan Ruins 306

 

Buildings - Nations - Exteriors

Brazil 234

Canada 235

Ceylon - entrance 236

Columbia 237

Costa Rica 263

France 264

Germany 265

Germany with portion of Spain exhibit 307

Great Britain 266

Great Britain 283

Guatemala 267

Haiti 268

India 269

New South Wales 270

Norway 271

Spain 272

Sweden 273

Turkey 274

Venezuela 275

 

Buildings - States

Bird's eye view of state buildings 193

State Buildings Avenue 192

Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma 194

Arkansas 195

California

Exterior 196

Exterior 308

with Indiana 309

Interior 197

Globe of oranges 198

Horse & rider made of prunes 199

Connecticut 200

Delaware 201

Florida 202

Idaho 203

Illinois

Exterior 204

Exterior 311

Exterior 312

Interior 174

Interior 313

Indiana 205

Iowa

Exterior 206

Exterior 310

Interior 207

Kansas 208

Kentucky 209

Louisiana 210

Maine 211

Maryland 212

Massachusetts 213

Michigan 214

Minnesota 215

Missouri 216

Montana 217

Nebraska 218

New Hampshire 219

New Jersey 220

New York 221

North Dakota 222

Ohio 223

Pennsylvania - Entrance 224

Rhode Island 225

South Dakota 226

Texas 227

Vermont 228

Virginia 229

Washington

Exterior 230

Interior 231

West Virginia 232

Wisconsin 233

Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington 314

 

Exhibits

Austrian Exhibit Entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 108

Black Walnut Log, Forestry Building 186

Boat Load of Sturgeon, Fisheries Building 182

Boilers, Machinery Hall 63

British Wallpapers, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 110

California Globe of Oranges, California Building 198

California Horse & rider made of prunes, California Bldg. 199

California Sea Lions, Fisheries Building 183

California Orange Pyramid, Horticultural Building 35

Canada, Ontario entrance, Agricultural Building 13

Canada, 11 Ton Cheese, Agricultural Building 15

Ceylon, Carved furniture, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 121

China exhibit entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 123

Cliff Dwellers 39

Colorado, Mines & Mining Building 57

Columbia, Obelisk of Columbia souvenir coins 122

Cudahy, Tinned Products, Agricultural Building 71

Danish exhibit entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 114

Dairy cows, Dairy Building 165

Department of Interior, Government Building 43

Electric chair, Anthropological Building 96

England, Fine Arts, Women's Building 47

Farm implements, Agricultural Building 70

Farm scene made with corn & grain, Agricultural Building 170

Fireplace made with corn & grain, Agricultural Building 72

Fountain of lions 241

Geology exhibit, Illinois Building 313

German, Machinery Hall 64

German, Mines & Mining Building 55

Gladstone's Axe, Forestry Building 92

Great Britain, Mines & Mining Building 54

Greenhouse, Horticultural Building 86

Greenhouse, Horticultural Building 293

Italian exhibit entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 109

Japanese exhibit entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 124

Krupp guns, Krupp Building 173

Liberty Bell made with oranges, Horticultural Building 89

Life saving demonstration, Lake Front 31

Mail Coach, Government Building 44

Mexico & Persia, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 126

Mexican presidential chair, Women's Building 49

Michigan logging camp, Michigan Building 160

Minnesota fruits & flowers, Horticultural Building 87

Miniature farm, Washington Building 231

Model U.S. Navy vessel, Lake Front 167

New York, Mines & Mining Building 58

New York Lily Pond 138

Ohio, Agricultural Building 12

Ontario, Canada entrance, Mines & Mining Building 56

Oregon, Horticultural Building 88

Pyramid of Gold, Mines & Mining Building 59

Settler's cabin, Wooded Isle 161

Siam, Liberal Arts Building 125

Smithsonian exhibit, Government Building 42

Spanish Arcade, Manufactures & Liberal Arts (missing 1/87) 175

Steam hammer, Bethleham Iron Co., Transportation Building 25

Swiss exhibit entrance, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 113

Tiffany's $1 million jewelry case, Manufactures & Liberal Arts 118

Treasury, U.S., Government Building (missing 1/87) 42

Transportation

Empire State Express 23

Hudson River Railroad Co. 30

John Bull Engine 32

Michigan logging train (missing 1/87) 33

Newton Application of Steam 160

Oldest train in America 52

Palace Car Company (missing 1/87) 51

Westinghouse Electric & Mftg. Co., Electrical Building 32

Westinghouse Electric & Mftg. Co., Electrical Building 67

Windmills 170

Windmills 301

Windmills 302

Yucatan Ruins 164

Yucatan Ruins 305

Yucatan Ruins 306

Yucatan Ruins 132

 

Intra-Mural see Transportation

 

Midway

Bird's eye view 253

Plaisance, looking east 254

Plaisance, looking east 319

Chinese theatre 255

Dahomian Show 256

East Indian Palace 315

Ferris Wheel 258

Ferris Wheel 316

Ferris Wheel 317

close up of cars 257

and Moorish Palace 259

and Chinese Theatre 318

Japanese Tea House 260

Ostrich Farm 261

Persian Theatre 262

Vienna Cafe 258

 

Moveable Sidewalk 40

Missing (1/87) 176

 

Ships

Electric launch 263

Gondola 169

Gondola 320

Grace Darling boat, Transportation Building 30

Model U.S. Navy vessel 167

Model U.S. Navy vessel 321

Model U.S. Navy vessel 322

Santa Maria, back of Agricultural Building 323

Small sailboat 188

Viking ship 7

Viking ship 41

Viking ship 324

Whaleback steamer 172

 

Sculpture

Boy & Horse near entrance to Machinery Hall 325

Brigham Young 190

Deer by Kemys 84

Deer by Kemys 326

Girl & Ox near entrance to Agricultural Bldg. 280

Great Britain Group from Albert Memorial 128

Great Britain Group from Albert Memorial 327

Horses near Obelisk 155

Horses of MacMonies Fountain 104

Lions & Figure, South entrance, Art Building 95

Lions, Art Building 94

MacMonies Fountain 152

MacMonies Fountain 328

MacMonies Fountain 329

detail of barge 330

Neptune Column 69

Obelisk 155

Obelisk 156

Administration Building 331

Agricultural Building 14

Peristyle 151

Peristyle 4

Peristyle 3

full view from Administration Bldg. dome 332

with Republic in foreground 333

Collonade 334

inside Collonade 335

Statue of the Republic 2

sideview 336

rearview 337

Transportation Building 24

Views, Choral Hall, Peristyle, Moveable Sidewalk 151

 

Transportation (Intra-Mural to the Exposition)

Intra-Mural railroad 132

Loop of track near Fisheries 131

To the Fair from Van Buren Street Terminal 168

 

Views

Administration & Machinery Building 134

Agricultural, Machinery, Administration Bldgs. 140

Banquet Hall, New England clambake, German Building 131

Bird's eye view - State Buildings 193

Bird's eye view - Midway 253

Bridge, Court of Honor 338

Bridge on West Lagoon 154

Choral Hall, Horticulture, Transportation Bldgs. 339

Court of Honor 1

Court of Honor 340

Electrical Building, southeast corner 153

Electrical, Administration, Machinery Bldgs. 133

Electricity and Manufactures, Liberal Arts from east 341

Electricity and Manufactures, Liberal Arts from east 342

Electricity and Manufactures, Liberal Arts, north end 343

Fisheries, foreground 130

Fisheries, Brazil, Marine Cafe 143

Fisheries, Government, Liberal Arts 139

Illinois Building 136

Illinois Building in the distance 138

Illinois Building dome from Wooded Isle 345

57th Street Entrance 346

Lagoon

north 142

north 157

north 144

south 177

south 150

north & Wooded Isle 188

Leather & Shoe, with Totem Poles, Eskimo Village 295

Machinery, Electrical Buildings 141

Main Basin, north to south and Neptune Column 69

Main Basin, west to east 135

North from Liberal Arts Building 18

South along Lake Front 179

Southeast corner Transportation Building and west facade of Mines & Mining Building 189

Southeast grounds of Exposition 132

State Buildings Avenue 192

State Buildings Avenue 314

Skyline, Electricity Towers, Administration Building 347

Take a Chair 348

Wooded Isle and Illinois Building 276