The Columbian Exposition was more than just a World’s Fair: it inspired a sense of wonder and put Chicago on the cultural map. It also served to show the world that the city had risen from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire, which had destroyed much of the city in 1871. The city has since became a breeding ground for great architecture.
These porcelain plates measure 12” across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green.