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The Tesla/Westinghouse display at Electricity Hall.  Tesla Polyphase Alternating Current Sign on Display, Westinghouse Exhibition.

The Tesla/Westinghouse display at Electricity Hall. Tesla Polyphase Alternating Current Sign on Display, Westinghouse Exhibition.

Chicago Day, photo by William Henry Jackson - 716,881 people attended the World's Columbian Exposition on October 9, 1893.

Chicago Day, photo by William Henry Jackson - 716,881 people attended the World's Columbian Exposition on October 9, 1893.

The Electricity Building. More than 27 million people paid 50 cents apiece to enjoy everything from a five-million-dollar art exhibition to the gyrations of a bevy of exotic dancers…The heart of the fair looked like a stately blend of Rome, Paris and Atlantic City. The ornate Old World architecture was to have a lasting influence on the lines of American public buildings, but it outraged the budding school of functional architects. Chicago Columbian Exposition, 1893.

The Electricity Building. More than 27 million people paid 50 cents apiece to enjoy everything from a five-million-dollar art exhibition to the gyrations of a bevy of exotic dancers…The heart of the fair looked like a stately blend of Rome, Paris and Atlantic City. The ornate Old World architecture was to have a lasting influence on the lines of American public buildings, but it outraged the budding school of functional architects. Chicago Columbian Exposition, 1893.

The "Silver Queen" an 18-foot-tall statue was constructed by the city of Aspen for display at the World's Columbian Exposition, better known as the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, but was never returned.

The "Silver Queen" an 18-foot-tall statue was constructed by the city of Aspen for display at the World's Columbian Exposition, better known as the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, but was never returned.

1893 Chicago World’s Fair – Statue of Republic – Music Hall and Peristyle Photograph 1893 Columbian Exposition Copyright 2005 David R. Phillips Marvelous Selection of Historic Pictures

1893 Chicago World’s Fair – Statue of Republic – Music Hall and Peristyle Photograph 1893 Columbian Exposition Copyright 2005 David R. Phillips Marvelous Selection of Historic Pictures

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