At the time of the 1893 World's Fair, the sciences were rapidly developing. But it wasn't until after the fair that the full scientific significance of specimens like these fossils was realized. Learn about this and more at the Field Museum's new exhibit.
bornanalog: The building that would become the Museum of Science and Industry, dilapidated after the World’s Columbian Exposition. Text on the back of the photo reads: Chicago Architectural Photographing Company, 140 SO. Dearborn St. Chicago. Note the graffiti wiped into the grime on the dome. (unfortunately tumblr’s hi-res version isn’t all that hi-res, but you can kind of make out the letters)