History of the Nickerson Mansion: 1893
Above: Views Of The World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum
Chicago hosts the World’s Columbian Exposition
Chicago Daily Tribune, May 11, 1893
Art Loaned to the Fair: Valuable Paintings from Private Collections in the Art Palace
A delight to art lovers are the three rooms in the Fine Arts Building that are filled with the American loan collection. Comment on the value of this part of the exhibition, considered both from an educational point of view and a monetary one, is unnecessary. So large and varied a collection of paintings of the same merit has never before been shown in this country….Chicago connoisseurs have shown great liberality in sharing with the public their private collections. Twelve paintings from Potter Palmer, eleven from C. T. Yerkes, six from Mrs. Henry Field, four from Martin H. Ryerson, and several by A. M. Munger and S.M. Nickerson are readily recognized on the walls.