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Columbian Exposition 


Above: World Columbian Exposition Stamp commemorating the Columbia Exposition of 1893.

"Among monuments making the progress of civilization throughout the ages, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 will ever stand conspicuous.  Gathered here are the forces which move humanity and make history, the ever-shifting powers that fit new thoughts to new conditions, and shape the destinies of mankind. .. Obviously, a gathering like this of man and things from every quarter, each country contributing of its best, must promote intellectual activity and physical energy, and accelerate progress in all its departments. .. the success of this exposition, its financial success, its success as an artistic and spectacular display, and as a display of industrial products and mechanical inventions quickly led to others, each surpassing its predecessor in magnitude, and for the most part in the character of its exhibits"

(The Book of the Fair, 1894, Page 1)

The following are posters on the Columbian Exposition 1893, in Chicago, taken from "Tribute to Nikola Tesla":

Poster 1: Grand Basin from administration tower

Poster 2: Photo of Christopher Columbus

Poster 3: Landing of Columbus at the West Indies, 1492

Poster 4: Silver Statue of Columbus

Poster 5: Tesla Polyphase System

Poster 6: The Ferris Wheel

Poster 7: A night view of the Administration at the head of the basin

Poster 8: The Administration Plaza

Poster 9: Electricity Building, outside and inside

Poster 10: Westinghouse exhibit in the electricity building

Poster 11: Nikola Tesla's personal exhibit at the exposition

Poster 12: Machinery Hall

Poster 13: Agricultural Hall

Poster 14: The Edison Electric Tower

Poster 15: Columbus and his egg