POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY – AERIAL PANORAMA – THIS BUILDING WAS BUILT AS AN ART MUSEUM FOR 1893 WORLD’S FAIR, THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION – IT HAD EXTRA-THICK WALLS AS FIREPROOFING – AFTER THE FAIR IT BECAME THE TEMPORARY SITE FOR THE FIELD NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND IT WAS CALLED THE FIELD MUSEUM – THEY MOVED IN 1920 – JULIUS ROSENWALD WAS THE HEAD OF SEARS AND HAD SEEN A SCIENCE MUSEUM IN GERMANY HE WANTED TO COPY – THIS BUILDING WAS BY THEN IN BAD SHAPE (WORLD’S FAIR BUILDINGS ARE GENERALLY MEANT TO BE TEMPORARY) AND REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK – IT OPENED IN 1933 IN TIME FOR CHICAGO’S SECOND WORLD’S FAIR, THE CENTURY OF PROGRESS – THIS CARD LIKELY DATES TO THEN – I WORKED AS A WEEKEND GUIDE THERE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND WE RECEIVED A HISTORY LESSON AS PART OF TRAINING   Leave a comment

xx postcard - chicago - museum of science and industry - aerial panorama - says founded by julius rosenwald - doesn't say building built for 1893 world's fair an art museum nor does

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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