C. D. (Charles Dudley) Arnold, 1844-1927


The C. D. Arnold Photographic Collection, 1892-1901, is held in two parts. The first is a collection of 47 large-format platinum print photographs showing views of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 and 1894. These photos were formerly mounted in Volume 10 of the photographs albums from the library of New York architects McKim, Mead & White. Most of these images were reprinted in The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: a photographic record. Photos from the collections of the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Chicago Historical Society, edited by Stanley Appelbaum (Dover, 1980).

The second group of 55 mounted platinum and albumen print photographs depicts the World's Columbian Exposition and the 1901 Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, New York, and was part of the study collection of the Ware Library at Columbia. These images of the WCE document largely the construction of individual buildings, while the images from Buffalo show primarily the exposition after its opening.

Additional platinum print photographs taken by Arnold of the World's Columbian Exposition, including many construction views, can also be found in Volume 2 of the McKim, Mead & White photograph albums held in the Department of Classics at Avery Library. View the CLIO record for more information.

Published and bound editions of Arnold's photographs for the World's Columbian Exposition and the Pan-American Exposition are also held in the Department of Classics at Avery Library.

C. D. Arnold, photographer. World's Columbia Exposition, Chicago, 1893. View toward southern Colonnade across the Grand Plaza. Avery Plate no. 8. C. D. Arnold, photographer. World's Columbia Exposition, Chicago, 1893. View toward southern Colonnade across the Grand Plaza. Avery Plate no. 8.