The French Pavilion is much larger than it appears
in this photo. Off to the right, there was a second structure
identical to the one shown. The two buildings were connected
by a colonnade. One popular display in the French Pavilion was
of the Bertillon method, or Bertillage, a method of measuring
criminals for identification purposes. Photos of criminals and
the stories of their crimes drew large crowds which filled the
pavilions all summer.
Harrison, Thomas. A Trip Through the Columbian Exposition With a Camera. Chicago: Globe Lithographing and Printing Co., 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.