Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair:
The Frontier and the Future
American Historian Frederick Jackson Turner
John Gast, “Spirit of the Frontier,” 1872
Building the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
Manufactures and Liberal Arts Center, Chicago World’s Fair, 1893
The “Water Gate” entryway to the Fair
View of the “White City” of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
Electric fans on display; electric passenger train circles the grounds
Electric lighting illuminates the “White City”
“The Great Fire at Chicago,” 1871
“Chinatown,” Wasp (S.F.), 1882
Immigrant marketplace, Manhattan, New York, ca. 1890
World’s Fair Exhibition Promenade
Chicago, ca. 1890
Polish tenements, Chicago, ca. 1890
Children playing near dead horse, Chicago, ca. 1890
Police raid a railroad laborers’ meeting at Turner Hall, Chicago, 1877
Haymarket Square “Riot,” Chicago, 1886
View of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
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