The Union News Company’s Indexed Map of the World’s Columbian Exposition


Ground plan of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

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Rand McNally & Company, a prominent local publishing house, created a vast quantity of printed material to promote the Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago’s Jackson Park in 1893. This map was issued on behalf of a number of different firms who wished to advertise at the fair, with this particular example distributed by the Union News Company.

Outlines of each building and attraction are labeled in both the White City and adjacent Midway Plaisance, with nearby transportation routes noted. Accompanying indices identify dozens of individual sites, making for a detailed and comprehensive overview of the Columbian Expo.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1893

Author: Rand McNally

Sheet Width (in): 18.9

Sheet Height (in): 13.75

Condition: C

Condition Description: Heavily stained and worn along one fold line on the right side of the sheet. Resulting separation along almost the entire length of the page has been repaired with archival tape on the verso. One other area of abrasion from thin paper on the center left, near the Index to the Midway Plaisance.


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