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Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain
TitleBuckingham Fountain
DescriptionBuckingham Fountain, donated to Chicago by Kate Buckingham in 1927 is the largest fountain in the world. It is modeled after the Latona Fountain in Versailles. The fountain reaches 280 feet across the bottom of the pool. The pool contains 1, 500, 000 gallons of water and the133 water jets spray 14, 000 gallons of water into the air a minute. The central spout shoots water 135 feet in the air. Eight bronze sea horses spout water around the base of the pool. The fountain operates from May 30 until September 30 with a color display every evening between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Date original1970s
Decade1970s
PhotographerChicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
SubjectsCable television--History--Photographs
CollectionCablevision Photograph Collection
IdentifierCV00908
Formatimage/jpeg
Date digital2012
Physical description8 x 10 inch b&w photograph
Holding institutionBarco Library, The Cable Center
CopyrightThis image is issued by The Cable Center. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of The Cable Center's Barco Library. All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in the use made of reproduced material provided by the Barco Library must be assumed by the user. The Barco Library will provide any information it has available to the user.
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