10 Popular Products That Were Born At The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

February 18, 2015 | Rachel

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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World, the United States held the World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World’s Fair, between May 1, 1893 to October 30, 1893. The Fair was on a 600-acre fairground with 200 buildings exhibiting art, food, technological advances and entertainment for the 26 million visitors. The grandeur of the Fair surpassed other world fairs and became a symbol of the growing American Exceptionalism ideology. Many innovations were introduced to the┬ápublic at the Fair and though these 10 items were welcomed with awe and intrigue, they are now a common staple in our modern culture.