Ferris Wheel at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893
Share the History Love... Ferris Wheel is photographed at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, 1893. Daniel Burnham, Director of Works of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, wanted American engineers to deliver a marvel to rival the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. Engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. [...]
Leaving for the Klondike, 1897
Share the History Love... Steamer Excelcior leaving San Francisco for the Klondike on July 28, 1897. Excelcior was the first steamer to carry passengers to the Klondike after news of the discovery of gold. The ship was laden with 350 passengers and 800 tons of supplies. Share the History Love... [...]
Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, 1886
Share the History Love... The inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, “Liberty Enlightening the World”, in New York Harbor, on October 28, 1886. A military and naval salute, marked the event, presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Share the History Love... [...]
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