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Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Chicago's 1893 World's Fair Book
Author : Joseph M. Di Cola,David Stone
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0738594415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 50¢ for adults, 25¢ 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.

The World's Columbian Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition Book
Author : Norm Bolotin,Christine Laing
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780252070815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This exceptional chronicle takes readers on a visual tour of the glittering "white city" that emerged along the swampy south shore of Lake Michigan as a symbol of Chicago's rebirth and pride twenty-two years after the Great Fire. The World's Columbian Exposition, which commemorated the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage to America, was held from April to October in 1893. The monumental event welcomed twenty-eight million visitors, covered six hundred acres of land, boasted dozens of architectural wonders, and was home to some sixty-five thousand exhibits from all over the world. From far and wide, people came to experience the splendors of the fair, to witness the magic sparkle of electric lights or ride the world's first Ferris wheel, known as the Eiffel Tower of Chicago. Norman Bolotin and Christine Laing have assembled a photographic history of the fair. Here are panoramic views of the concourse - replete with waterways and gondolas, the amazing moving sidewalk, masterful landscaping and horticultural splendors - and reproductions of ads, flyers, souvenirs, and keepsakes. Here too are the grand structures erected solely for the fair, from the golden doorway of the Transportation Building to the aquariums and ponds of the Fisheries Building, as well as details such as menu prices, the cost to rent a Kodak camera, and injury and arrest reports from the Columbian Guard. This volume tells the story of the World's Columbian Exposition from its conception and construction to the scientific, architectural, and cultural legacies it left behind, inviting readers to imagine what it would have been like to spend a week at the fair.

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 Book
Author : Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-08-29
ISBN : 0486130630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Grand Illusions

Grand Illusions Book
Author : Neil Harris,Wim de Wit,James Burkhart Gilbert,Robert W. Rydell
Publisher : Sewall Company
Release : 1993
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An analysis of every facet of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition illustrated with hundreds of cultural artifacts.

America at the Fair

America at the Fair Book
Author : Chaim M. Rosenberg
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780738525211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the time of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the United States was fast becoming the world's leading economy. Chicago, the host city, had grown in less than half a century from a village to the country's second-largest metropolis. During this, the Gilded Age, the world's most extensive railroad and steamship networks poured ceaselessly through Chicago, carrying the raw goods and finished products of America's great age of invention and industrial expansion. The Fair was the largest ever at the time, with 65,000 exhibitors and millions of visitors. It has been called the "Blueprint of the American Future" and marked the beginning of the national economy and consumer culture.

Spectacle in the White City

Spectacle in the White City Book
Author : Stanley Appelbaum,Peter Bacon Hales
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1606600060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A splendid tribute to The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, this hardcover volume offers a grand photographic record, printed in a sweeping landscape format. Includes essays and captions by a noted historian. 128 photographs.

World's Fair Notes

World's Fair Notes Book
Author : Marian Shaw
Publisher :
Release : 1992
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a series of contemporary articles describing the 1893 Chicago world's fair for the Fargo, N.D., Sunday Argus, and discusses the author's career and the role of women journalists

Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 Book
Author : Laurie Lawlor
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2002-05-01
ISBN : 074343630X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The World's Fair in 1893 Chicago and its wonders dazzle and frighten Dora Pomeroy as her family works and she takes care of her sisters, but circumstances affecting her family change her perspective of life at the turn of the century.

Practicing Citizenship

Practicing Citizenship Book
Author : Kristy Maddux
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2019-05-15
ISBN : 027108443X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By 1893, the Supreme Court had officially declared women to be citizens, but most did not have the legal right to vote. In Practicing Citizenship, Kristy Maddux provides a glimpse at an unprecedented alternative act of citizenship by women of the time: their deliberative participation in the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Hailing from the United States and abroad, the more than eight hundred women speakers at the World’s Fair included professionals, philanthropists, socialites, and reformers addressing issues such as suffrage, abolition, temperance, prison reform, and education. Maddux examines the planning of the event, the full program of women speakers, and dozens of speeches given in the fair’s daily congresses. In particular, she analyzes the ways in which these women shaped the discourse at the fair and modeled to the world practices of democratic citizenship, including deliberative democracy, racial uplift, organizing, and economic participation. In doing so, Maddux shows how these pioneering women claimed sociopolitical ground despite remaining disenfranchised. This carefully researched study makes significant contributions to the studies of rhetoric, American women’s history, political history, and the history of the World’s Fair itself. Most importantly, it sheds new light on women’s activism in the late nineteenth century; even amidst the suffrage movement, women innovated practices of citizenship beyond the ballot box.