Trivia!

How many objects on display at the 1893 World’s Fair became part of the Field Museum’s Anthropology collection?

A. 10,000
B. 25,000
C. 50,000
D. 100,000

Answer:  C. 50,000

Over 50,000 objects on display at the fair became part of the Anthropology collections of the Field Columbian Museum, later renamed The Field Museum. The founding collections of the Museum came mainly from three of the fair’s main buildings—the Anthropology Building, the Horticulture Building, and the Mines, Mineralogy, and Metallurgy Building—as well as from the cultural villages displayed in the fair grounds and Midway.

The Field Museum, A114989d_014A, Photographer John Weinstein