The 1893 World's Colombian Exhibition...yes, we all know a lot about it. "Devil in the White City", Museum of Science & Industry, Ferris Wheel - etc.
Take another look at it now. Closer. Over to the left. On top of the dome.
Anything look familiar here?
That statue from the fair reminds me of the statue on top of the headquarters of Montgomery Ward. I realize they are not the same statue but to me, they are cousins. What do you think?
Turns out they are cousins! Take a look at this: https://chicagology.com/goldenage/goldenage015/spiritofprogress/
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.