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A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World's Columbian Exposition. 1893. Dimensions: 10"x13". The World's Columbian Exposition ran from May 1 to October 30, 1893. The Woman's Building, which was organized by women, was east of the Midway Plaisance at the north end of the lagoon. The building was 199 feet wide and 388 feet long. The exhibits included a model hospital and a model kindergarten. One of the most notable parts of the building was the library with printed works and manuscripts by women.Flinn, J., ed. "The Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition." (Chicago: The Columbian Guide Company, 1893), p. 105-109. Exploring The Columbian Exposition Celebrations and Festivals 16 History

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