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Object ID 003207

Object Name Chicago: A Century of Progress 1833-1933

Object Desc A book commemorating the Chicago World's Fair and the history of Chicago.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002891

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General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1933

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End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords World's Fair,Chicago World's Fair,books,

Title Chicago: A Century of Progress 1833-1933




Description / Abstract A book commemorating the Chicago World's Fair and the history of Chicago.

Physical Description A blue cloth-bound, hard covered book with silver inlayed text and images. The image of a Potowatomi chief with headress is standing behind "Miss I Will": a woman with a headress of an eagle with the words "I Will" on it. The inside contains many images of Chicago history, the world's fair, historical figures, and popular locations in Chicago. Inscription on the inner cover.

Author Unknown

Author Details




Language English

Publisher Marquette Publishing Company

Publisher Details A local Chicago printing company. It was located at 309 South Lasalle St. at the time of printing this book.

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Image Caption CMY2891



Date APR 11,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cover and spine has faded. There are markings all over the book. There is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, with some fraying on the top. Corners are worn. Pages inside are tanned and some pages are bent or were cornered. Pencil marks are on the inner back cover. Inscription in pen on the inner front cover.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin