Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Columbian Exposition 1893, A Visit To Chicago's White City

Hailed by many as the greatest world's fair of all times Chicago's 1893 World Columbian Exposition took place a little more than twenty years after the Great Chicago Fire. It was a mixture of modern science and native peoples. A true workd's fair filled with exhibits that appealed to our noble pursuits and low exhibitions that stoke our base natures.

This slideshow gives us a look at some of the majestic exhibitions that were presented at this singular event. Most of the photos available were centered on the south end  where the larger buildings were congregated. We take a look at the midway and a ride on the Ferris Wheel before entering the fair. Once we get on top of the Liberal Arts Building we look south then move from east to west then turn north before circling back.

"The Devil In The White City" by Eric Larsen  is a great book and gives the history behind  the Columbian Exposition of 1893.


There are a couple of great maps that we provide links to.
The Chicago Encyclopedia has this one we used to place the photos.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10610.html

This one is of the Midway Plaisance is from the ITT library.
http://columbus.iit.edu/dreamcity/midway.html




The photos are from the Library of Congress and are all public domain.

The music is "Intuition" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"

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