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World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 -- Event Tickets

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID ##v9btfy


  • Digitized: 1893

Summary Note

Dozens of different types of tickets were issued to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois which ran May 1 to October 30th, 1893.  Shown here are "special day" tickets.

  &nnsp; The "Chicago Day" ticket commemorated the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the design featuring a 'phoenix' rising from the ashes.  The reverse shows Fort Dearborn, built in 1816 to protect settlers.

  &nnsp; The "Manhattan Day" ticket was held a week before the Fair closed and officials from Manhattan were invited to deliver speeches lauding their city and Chicago.

Rights Statement Note

Photographs and images may not be sold, marketed, or used for commercial applications without express permission from the University of West Florida. Researchers may use photographs and images from these collections provided credit is given to the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, Pensacola.

Physical Description Note

Digitized from originals in the collections of the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries.

Contributor Note

Contributor: Added by Dean DeBolt, 21 February 2017

Repository Details

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