Reconstruction of the crossing of the Viking longship "Gokstad"
GIA740680 Reconstruction of the crossing of the Viking longship "Gokstad" departing from Bergen to be exposed at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The World's Columbian Exposition (The Chicago World's Fair) was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus arrival in the New World in 1492. Chicago bested New York City; Washington, D.C.; and St. Louis for the honor of hosting the fair. The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. The Chicago Columbian Exposition was, in large part, designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted. ); A© Giancarlo Costa; American, out of copyright
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