Michael Finney Premieres 1893 Chicago’s Columbian Exposition a Documentary Film

Michael Finney
2 min readAug 21, 2020

1893 Chicago’s Columbian Exposition explores the World’s Fair via a collection of photos taken during the event as well as through the words and modern photography taken by Media Engineer Michael Finney. The project began in 2018 and has spread across social media networks, a paperback book with accompanying ebook and audiobook versions, and a line of merchandise.

Now the documentary film is premiering online via the video hosting platform, Streamanity for the equivalent of $2.99 in BitcoinSV cryptocurrency.

“1893 Chicago’s Columbian Exposition by Michael Finney represents precisely the kind of premium original content that we hoped would surface on Streamanity when we enabled creators to monetise their content. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the launch destination for this documentary.”, remarked Streamanity CEO Jack C. Liu.

This project started when the author acquired a book of official photographs published in 1893 to document the first Chicago World’s Fair from a client that is an antiquarian book dealer. After creating a thread of images and commentary on Twitter, Finney decided to gather up the entries and attempt to craft a narrative from the individual posts. “Delving into this history has been a really organic process that I just sort of fell backwards into without the foresight to create an object with physical permanence. It’s really amazing to hold the finished products while exploring this event over the last two years”, he remarked.

Watch the documentary now:

Look for future releases associated with this project soon.

About Streamanity

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About Michael Finney

Michael Finney is a full spectrum content producer from the Midwest. He has explored music, audio, video, photography, and writing over a twenty year career that has taken him across the United States as well as overseas. Michael has provided the skills required for media production to a wide range of clients in many industries as an independent contractor. Additionally, he has a deep interest in technology and has worked within the telecom industry in a variety of applications.

Connect with him at: https://michael-finney.com