Paperweight

Object Number: 
2002.1.6
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Glass, paper, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 4.8 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
label: Official Souvenir of Ferris Wheel/ Highest line of vision, 258 ft.; Highest point of the wheel, 264ft.; Diameter of wheel (center of pins) 250 ft.; Total weight of wheel and cars, 2100 tons; total weight of people per trip, 130 tons; Axle steel fo
Description: 
Half-spherical clear glass paperweight with a glued paper bottom with a rim of blue paint. Visible in center is a photograph of the first Ferris Wheel. The reverse has a list of statistics and dimensions for overall size and passenger loads. From the Columbian Exposition 1892-93.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group