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the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
  • United States
  • the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.082
Description

An architectural view of the southwestern facade of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exterior of the building is comprised of two stories of loggias, which look out towards the water. A fountain appears towards the left of the picture frame. In the center of the fountain, a hull of a ship emerges with a female victory figure adorning the bow, while hybrid equestrian figures surface the water in a circular formation along the edge of the fountain. In the foreground, a dry fountain with a flame position at the pinnacle aligns across the body water with the corner of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.