Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

Remembering the Chicago World's Fair
Title Remembering the Chicago World's Fair PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Turner
Pages 134
Release 2011-11
Genre History
ISBN 9781683368908

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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




The Chicago World's Fair of 1893

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893
Title The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 PDF eBook
Author Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher Courier Corporation
Pages 128
Release 2012-08-29
Genre History
ISBN 0486130630

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128 rare, vintage photographs: 200 buildings — 79 of foreign governments, 38 of U.S. states — the original ferris wheel, first midway, Edison's kinetoscope, much more. 128 black-and-white photographs. Captions. Map. Index.




The 1933 Chicago World's Fair

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair
Title The 1933 Chicago World's Fair PDF eBook
Author Cheryl Ganz
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Pages 270
Release 2012-01-06
Genre History
ISBN 0252078527

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Chicago's 1933 world's fair set a new direction for international expositions. Earlier fairs had exhibited technological advances, but Chicago's fair organizers used the very idea of progress to buoy national optimism during the Depression's darkest years. Orchestrated by business leaders and engineers, almost all former military men, the fair reflected a business-military-engineering model that envisioned a promising future through science and technology's application to everyday life. But not everyone at Chicago's 1933 exposition had abandoned notions of progress that entailed social justice and equality, recognition of ethnicity and gender, and personal freedom and expression. The fair's motto, "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms," was challenged by iconoclasts such as Sally Rand, whose provocative fan dance became a persistent symbol of the fair, as well as a handful of other exceptional individuals, including African Americans, ethnic populations and foreign nationals, groups of working women, and even well-heeled socialites. Cheryl R. Ganz offers the stories of fair planners and participants who showcased education, industry, and entertainment to sell optimism during the depths of the Great Depression. This engaging history also features eighty-six photographs--nearly half of which are full color--of key locations, exhibits, and people, as well as authentic ticket stubs, postcards, pamphlets, posters, and other it




World's Columbian Exposition

World's Columbian Exposition
Title World's Columbian Exposition PDF eBook
Author Daniel Hudson Burnham
Publisher
Pages 122
Release 1894
Genre World's Columbian Exposition
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Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893
Title Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 PDF eBook
Author Laurie Lawlor
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 244
Release 2002-05
Genre Families
ISBN 074343630X

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Dora and her three sisters are fascinated by the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.




World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
Title World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 0
Release 1900
Genre World's Columbian Exposition
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Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Chicago's 1893 World's Fair
Title Chicago's 1893 World's Fair PDF eBook
Author Joseph M. Di Cola
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Pages 130
Release 2012
Genre Architecture
ISBN 0738594415

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What came to be known as the World s Columbian Exposition was planned to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus s 1492 landfall in the New World. Chicago beat out New York City, St. Louis, Missouri, and Washington, DC, in its bid as host a coup for the Windy City. The site finally selected for the fair was Jackson Park, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, a marshy area covered with dense, wild vegetation. Daniel H. Burnham and John W. Root were selected as chief architects, creating the famous White City. The fair featured several different thematic areas: the Great Buildings, Foreign Buildings, State Buildings, and the Midway Plaisance, a nearly mile-long area that featured exotic exhibits. The exposition also showcased the world s first Ferris Wheel and introduced fairgoers to new sensations like Cracker Jack, Pabst Beer, and ragtime music. The World s Columbian Exposition, covering 633 acres, opened on May 1, 1893. Admission prices were 50cents for adults, 25cents for children under 12 years of age, and free for children under six. Unfortunately, by 1896, most of the fair s buildings had been removed or destroyed, but this collection takes readers on a tour of the grounds as they looked in 1893."