Chicago's lakefront painted a portrait of "The White City" for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893.
The fairest of them all: Chicago's lakefront painted a portrait of “The White City” for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
More than 200 buildings were built to house the 1893 World's Fair.
Understanding the importance of fossil specimens skyrocketed after the 1893 World's Fair. | Copyright by John Weinstein/The Field Museum
Taxidermy was a way for 1893 World's Fair visitors to see exotic animals from far-off lands. | Copyright by John Weinstein/The Field Museum
Theatrical masks were featured at the 1893 World's Fair's Japanese Village. | Copyright by John Weinstein/The Field Museum
After the 1893 World's Fair closed, exhibited items such as these ostrich skeletons were moved to the Field Museum.
It’s not as if he hasn’t seen a mummy before. As an associate conservator at the Field Museum, JP Brown has dug up his share of the dearly departed throughout his 10-year tenure. But there was just something about this little girl. Maybe it was …