Oil on ivory. Miniature portrait with gold color framing. An oval bust portrait with head slightly forward and body right is accompanied by gray hair with part on right side and gray moustache. He is wearing a black coat and four in hand tie and white wing collar.
Miniature portrait representation of Daniel H. Burnham, created by Gerald Sinclair Hayward in 1910.
Miniature portraits were common among wealthy citizens with status in Chicago, such as Daniel Burnham.
Miniature portraits such as this representation of Daniel Burnham were common among wealthy citizens in Chicago. This Object depicts Daniel H. Burnham, who along with his business partner John Root, suoervising architects of the World's Columbian Expositiont. After Root's death in 1891, Burnham directed the exposition's design and was named Chief of Construction. Burnham's likeness was captured in many artistic renderings like this miniature portrait.