World's Columbian Exposition

World's Columbian Exposition

World's Columbian Exposition
Albert Memorial (Section) 32
III: Events
America, symbolizing civilization encompassing the indigenous people and animals of the New World was a reproduction of one of Earth's four quarters, bronze sculptural portions of the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London, designed by John Henry Foley. Asia, Africa, and Europe comprise the other three groups. The copy of America stood in front of the British Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, as a gift to Chicago and a memorial to the Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert and was cast by the Doultons.
Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861 | Sculpture (Visual works) | Monuments | World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Illinois)
Lantern slides; 6.0 x 7.6 cm
Foley, John Henry, 1818-1874
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files. Addenda. Edgar A. Buzzell Collection
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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