Chicago’s World Fairs… in Pictures!

Two of the four stars on the Chicago Flag represent the world fairs hosted in Chicago: the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the Century of Progress Exposition in 1933.  The Chicago Public Library has mounted a pictorial exhibit that showcases various images from both fair — from the perspective of professional and pedestrian participant alike.

OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL: Photographs from the World’s Columbian Exposition and Century of Progress
Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections Exhibit Hall, 9th Floor
July 27, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Official photographers were hired by organizers to shoot the World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933. The foremost photographers were Charles Dudley Arnold and the firm Kaufmann and Fabry respectively. Continue reading

Skyscraper Shakes Support the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is now part of Potbelly’s Shake Fundraiser program! On July 15, the CAF’s Skyscraper Shake was introduced at three of their locations.

–          200 South Michigan (right next door to the CAF store and tour box office)

–          55 East Jackson (Jackson & Wabash for all my DePaul Loop campus peeps)

–          111 East Wacker (location closest to the dock)

The Skyscraper Shake is Vanilla Ice Cream, one scoop shortbread cookies, one scoop Oreo cookies.  Continue reading