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Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

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Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

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149 pages
37 minutes
Sortie:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781618583659
Format:
Livre

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With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of the Chicago World's Fair, Russell Lewis provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the Chicago World's Fair. Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition, popularly called the Chicago World's Fair, or the White City, was the largest and most spectacular world's fair ever built. The exposition opened on May 1, 1893, and more than 21,000,000 people visited the fair during the six months it was open to the public. The White City was a seminal event in America's history that changed the way the world viewed Chicago. This volume tells the story of the fair from its construction in Jackson Park to its destruction by fire after the fair had closed. Photographs of the exhibition halls, state buildings, foreign buildings, indoor and outdoor exhibits, the attractions of the Midway, and the various ways to move about the fairgrounds give a sense of how visitors experienced this extraordinary time
Sortie:
Nov 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781618583659
Format:
Livre

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Remembering the Chicago World's Fair - Russell Lewis

The Horticulture, Choral, and Transportation buildings stand tall behind the intertwined pathways of the Wooded Island’s Rose Garden.

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Remembering The Chicago World’s Fair

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Copyright © 2011 Turner Publishing Company

All rights reserved.

This book or any part thereof may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2011929755

9781618583659

Printed in the United States of America

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

BUILDING THE WHITE CITY

BEAUTY AND GRANDEUR UNRIVALED

A WORLD OF GOODS AND ASTONISHMENT

EXHILARATING CHAOS ON THE MIDWAY

A CITY BEAUTIFUL

NOTES ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted directed workers to create the Lagoon by dredging low areas of Jackson Park and using the fill to raise terraces that would support the fair buildings.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This book, Remembering the Chicago World’s Fair, would not have been possible without the support and assistance of my colleagues at the Chicago History Museum. I am grateful to the staff of the Research Center, who helped with the logistics of retrieving, copying, and digitizing images from the collection. My thanks go to Debbie Vaughan, Michael Featherstone, Mathew Krc, and Benjamin Bertin. I am also indebted to the members of the Rights and Reproduction staff who guided me to various White City collections, gave me unfettered access to the images, and played a key role in the process of making digital files of the images in this book. Rob Medina, Bryan McDaniel, and especially Erin Tikovitsch were extremely helpful. Photographers John Alderson and Jay Crawford used the highest professional standards in their scanning and digital conversion efforts. Rosemary Adams lent her critical editorial eye to the text and improved both prose and grammar, and I am grateful to her for her kind assistance. Finally, Gary Johnson, President of the Chicago History Museum, has been supportive and encouraging of this book, and he has been an ongoing champion of the Museum’s partnership with Turner Publishing. At Turner Publishing, I am grateful to the staff and to publisher Todd Bottorff for all of their efforts to make the publication of this book possible.

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