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"Bureau of Public Comfort," Official Directory of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

 

 

 

"Bureau of Public Comfort," Official Directory of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

This excerpt from the official directory of the World’s Fair was part of the section on the Bureau of Public Comfort. It assured fairgoers that water for drinking fountains at the Fair was filtered or sterilized, showing a general lack of confidence in Chicago’s tap water to stave off disease.