Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

Remembering the Chicago World's Fair

by Russell Lewis
     
 

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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

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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

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Praise for Historic Photos of Chicago by Russell Lewis: “Historic Photos of Chicago is a perfect book for anyone with a passion for Chicago history.” —Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596528352
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Remembering Series
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
1,303,161
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Russell Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Historian of the Chicago History Museum and member of the Chicago Historical Society and Chicago History Museum's staff since 1982, has held numerous editorial and director positions prior to his current appointment. He has been involved in developing numerous exhibitions, including We the People: Creating a New Nation, 1765 1820 and A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln. He served as project director for the exhibition Chicago Goes to War, 1941-45, the urban history conference Modes of Inquiry for American City History, and the community history initiative Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture. He has also led a number of digitization projects, including The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory, Wet with Blood: The Investigation of Mary Todd Lincoln s Cloak, and Studs Terkel: Conversations with America, and the online version of The Chicago Encyclopedia. Lewis is the author of Historic Photos of Chicago (2006), also available from Turner Publishing. He holds a B.A. in historical archeology from the University of Florida and an M.A. in American culture from the University of Michigan.

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