Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Trip To The Fair



It is a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and traditionally people would set out for the local fair. I suppose the very opposite to a local fair is a world fair, and today's photo was taken at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. The correct title of the fair was The World's Columbian Exposition and it was intended to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The photograph features the Waukesha Water stand at the Fair and it is interesting to note that the idea that Spring Water can enhance health and well being was popular over 100 years ago. The photograph is from the Goodyear Archival Collection of Brooklyn Museum, New York.


Go to the Homepage of the Goodyear Archival Collection at the Brooklyn Museum

2 comments:

The Retired One said...

Very cool photo! Loved it!

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes, I guess it just took time to take off. I guess they were waiting for plastic bottles to be invented. It is an unusual looking booth, as they were ready for rain with all the side canvas on the roof.