The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Library of Congress
“The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Library of Congress”
Former USCHS Capitol Fellow Lynda Cooper traced the relationship between the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building (1889-1897) in Washington, D.C. and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Working from an art history perspective, she offered an in-depth look at similarities among select murals designed by three artists whose work was featured first at the Chicago exposition, then at the Jefferson Building.
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