Charles Dudley Arnold (Canada)
Court of Honor, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago
Platinum print, 1893
Arnold was hired in 1892 by the Director of Works Daniel Burnham to photograph the construction of the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) of 1893. He became a promising architectural photographer, documenting views of the famous White City, during and after construction. The center of the exposition, shown in this image, was an assembly of titanic buildings around the basin in the Court of Honor. The fountain was designed by Frederick MacMonnies, and the two buildings shown are Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building on the left, and the Agriculture Building on right. The view is located approximately where the area between 64th and 66th Streets meets Lake Michigan.
Size:14 x 17 in. (36 x 45 cm.)
Condition:2- (Print trimmed from original size; minor vertical crease, center)
No. 24.18