More about the project:
Chicago00: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition reveals the history of Midway Plaisance and Jackson Park on the south side of Chicago. Over a century ago, this was the site of one of the largest and most important world's fairs in history. Millions of visitors came to Chicago to visit the temporary city of hundres of exhibitions. Jackson Park housed the White City; the Midway Plaisance was the mile long western entrance to the fair with a mix of entertainments, crass exoticism, and performers from around the world.
Offered here are 16 virtual reality panoramas of the sites, assembling historical photography from the archives of the Chicago History Museum, the Chicago Public Library, the Ryerson and Burnham Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Goodyear Archival Collection at the Brooklyn Museum Archives. The virtual reality video experience, linked in the menu, provides an animated ride on the central feature of the Midway: the 250 foot Ferris Wheel.
Since 2016, Chicago00 has been producing virtual experiences of Chicago's historic
stories. Sites include: the 1915 Eastland Disaster, the 1928 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the
1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, and the 1968 DNC Protests.
Learn more about the Chicago 00 Project at, www.Chicago00.org