Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 23, 1933
OF all the gorgeous spectacle places witnessed by Robert and Peggy during their stay in Chicago as World’s Fair Visitors, none perhaps appealed to their youthful love for color so much as their view of the Buckingham Memorial Fountain by night. Not only children, but grownups gaze in awe as this great fountain plays its mighty streams of water into the air under a myriad changing colored lights. The children were in Grant park, just north of A Century of Progress Exposition, promptly at 9 o’clock in the evening, when the fountain !urned into a magnificent cascade of all of the co!ors of the rainbow. Uncle Jack explained that the fountain contained 134 separate jets and spouted 14,000 gallons of water into the air every minute during a major display pointing out the eight huge bronze sea horses around the margin of the great pool.
“The real sea horses at the aquarium are tiny ihings,” Peggy pointed out “These bronze ones are big enough to ride.”
Written and drawn by Professor William Garrison Whitford, Art Education, University of Chicago.
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