!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Streamline Training & Documentation: Columbus Day 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Columbus Day 2008

The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, held to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Western Hemisphere, is one of my favorite moments in American history — both for what it tells us about the city of Chicago at the end of the 19th century, and for its telling expression of American culture at that time.

"Horticultural Building, World's Fair, Chicago"
by Childe Hassam (1893)

(Source:Prof. Kathleen Nichols, Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas))


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