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Bigler, Brian J.; Mudrey, Lynn Martinson / The Norway Building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair : a building's journey from Norway to America : an architectural legacy
(1992)

Journey to America,   pp. 20-27 PDF (2.5 MB)


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The ship Viking, an exact copy of a buried vessel found in Gogstad, Norway
in 1880, was sailed from Norway to the Fair site by a crew of Norwegian
seamen. Today the ship remains in a Chicago Park.
Little Norway Collection.
by one hundred and fifty paintings. Sizable entries in the Fisheries Build-
ing were among the other strongly represented areas. The Viking, a model
of a Viking ship, was sailed from Norway to the Exposition site. Its arrival
made a notable impact as well. A total of $36,000.00 was spent by the
Norwegian Government on its exhibits at the Fair.
1. "Report of Norway's Participation..." (ibid.), p. 37-38.
2. Chicago Daily Tribune, Thursday, May 18, 1893, "First the Norsemen: Exiles from Norway's Fiords Cel-
ebrate Their Natal Day."
3. Ibid.
4. James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp, Sbepp's World's Fair Photographed, Globe Bible Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1893, p. 476.
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