Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Clarence Darrow hated Sunday Blue laws that required the closure of businesses on Sundays. In 1893 he debated the issue "Shall the World's Fair Be Open on Sunday?" at the Sunset Club where he was a member. When Congress appropriated money for the Chicago World's Fair it required the fair to be closed on Sundays. The Fair's directors returned the federal money so they could be open on Sundays. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-128873.