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A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city? / F. Opper.

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city? / F. Opper.

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Print shows a vignette cartoon with, at center, a place for Republican's to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election with such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed waiting it out; surrounding vignettes show a prominent citizen being escorted by two "Bureau of Public Comfort" guards, who keep the press at bay, a sewing station for women's clothing after a round of bargin shopping, a room where anarchists can blow off some steam "without disturbing anybody", an educational facility to help orient new-comers to the ways of the city, and a hypnotist who attempts to convince servants to work in the country.
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Caption: Some of the useful purposes it might serve.
Illus. from Puck, v. 34, no. 868, (1893 October 25), centerfold.
Copyright 1893 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

The World's Columbian Exposition, was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. The iconic centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World. The Exposition was an influential social and cultural event and had a profound effect on architecture, sanitation, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism.





Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937, artist


Chicago (Ill.)41.85000, -87.65000
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