Midway Plaisance looking west, 1893 World's Fair

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
In Jackson's Famous Pictures of the World's Fair. Chicago: White City Art Co., 1895.

The Midway Plaisance offered amusements ranging from a replica “Street in Cairo” to carnival rides. The world's first Ferris Wheel, invented by George W. Ferris, was a popular Midway attraction. The 250-foot high steel structure appears in the distance in this picture.

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Source:
Case oversize T500.C1 J3
Date:
1895
Subjects:
World's Columbian Exposition
Places:
Chicago
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