Art: Waters of '93

No one who remembers the Chicago World's Fair—the Fair before the last—in 1893, has forgotten Frederick William MacMonnies' Columbian Fountain. It was the largest fountain in the world. Its plaster excrescences shone in the palace-girt Court of Honor. All Victorian eyes viewed it with admiration no less for its artistic beauties than because it showed: "Columbia sitting aloft on a Barge of State, heralded by Fame at the prow, oared by the Arts and Industries, guided by Time at the helm, and drawn by seahorses of Commerce. . . . Horns of Plenty...

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