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Charles S. Graham : “Electrical Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL” (1892)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

For its 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago constructed a Beaux-Arts “White City” with shimmering basins and waterways that visitors could travel by gondola or electric launch. It was illuminated by 100,000 incandescent lamps powered by alternating current — a coup for Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse in their “War of the Currents” against Edison General Electric. The Electricity Building housed displays of Edison’s kinetoscope, electric incubators for chicken eggs, a Morse code telegraph, and other innovations. Tesla himself demonstrated his wireless lighting system in darkened room at the Westinghouse exhibit. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the New World, the Exposition attracted 751,026 visitors, setting a new world record for attendance at an outdoor event.

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