Pan-American Exposition Photograph Collection

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Esquimaux Village, on the Midway
Esquimaux Village, on the Midway. The awning reads "savage arctic life."
The Feature of the Midway: Akoun's Beautiful Orient, side view
The Feature of the Midway: Akoun's Beautiful Orient, side view.
Canal, Venice in America exhibit
Canal, Venice in America exhibit on the Midway. The canal connected to a larger canal that encircled the main buildings.
12-inch rifle, Ordnance Exhibit, in front of Government Building
12-inch rifle, Ordnance Exhibit, in front of Government Building.
Roltair's House Upside Down, on the Midway
Roltair's House Upside Down, on the Midway. Everything in the 'Castle' appeared to be inverted.
Entrance to Midway attraction (Esau?)
Entrance to Midway attraction (Esau?).
Midway attractions: Lubin's Cineograph, Buffalo Caf, Streets of Cairo
Midway attractions: Lubin's Cineograph, Buffalo Caf, Streets of Cairo.
The Great Northwestern R.R.; on verso: "Mrs. Bliss wasn't sure this was in Fair-Engine is to [sic] early"
The Great Northwestern R.R.; on verso: "Mrs. Bliss wasn't sure this was in Fair-Engine is to [sic] early".
Darkest Africa exhibit (African Village) on the Midway, side view
Darkest Africa exhibit (African Village) on the Midway, side view.
Jinrickshaws, Fair Japan exhibit (Japanese Village), side view
Jinrickshaws, Fair Japan exhibit (Japanese Village), side view.
Esplanade, view of Electric Tower
Esplanade, view of Electric Tower.
Streets of Cairo exhibit, on the Midway
Streets of Cairo exhibit, on the Midway. On right is the Midway Oyster House.Collection contains 36 photographs of the Pan-American Exposition, including candid snapshots of the Midway and various concessionaires, street views of the Exposition, and prominent buildings, including the Electric Tower.
Gondola on canal by Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building
Gondola on canal by Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building.
Drill of U.S. Life Saving Crew, lakeside (2 of 2)
Drill of U.S. Life Saving Crew, lakeside at Park Lake (2 of 2). The Crew would later become the U.S. Coast Guard.
Dreamland attraction, on the Midway
Dreamland attraction, on the Midway.
Press Headquarters, on the Midway
Press Headquarters, on the Midway.
Drill of U.S. Life Saving Crew, lakeside (1 of 2)
Drill of U.S. Life Saving Crew, lakeside at Park Lake (1 of 2). The Crew would later become the U.S. Coast Guard.
Cannons, War Department Exhibit, in front of Government Building
Cannons, War Department Exhibit, in front of Government Building.
Philippine Village, on the Midway
Philippine Village, on the Midway. Above the entrance: "160 natives from all parts of the islands...true representation of a 'filipino' village...covers 6 acres".
Electric Tower, front view from Esplanade
Electric Tower, front view from Esplanade.

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