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August 31, 2015

Art Pieces from 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Storage

Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

It would seem that Chicago area businesses should start cleaning out their basements and storage areas more frequently!  Earlier this year rare photos from the Eastland disaster resurfaced at the Tribune offices.  And now three hand-painted Japanese sliding-door panels that were previously on display during the 1893 Colombian Exposition have been discovered in a Park District storage facility. 

These panels are thought to have been displayed in the Phoenix Pavilion on the Wooded Isle at the center of the exposition. This area was located in the Jackson Park lagoons near what’s now the Museum of Science and Industry. Read more on DNAInfo about this amazing discovery!

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