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Over pages, depicting all aspects of this glorious event - Souvenir guide, shows, photos, directories, and reports, pertaining to the World Columbian Exposition held in Jackson Park on Chicago's south side. PLUS, the Shepps World Fair Photographed, pages, over Full page photos of this historic event, complete with a description of each photo, giving you a real taste of actually being their!
Louis, Missouri, for the honor of hosting the fair.
What is the World's Fair?
The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. It was the prototype of what Burnham and his colleagues thought a city should be.
It was designed to follow Beaux Arts principles of design, namely, European Classical Architecture principles based on symmetry and balance. The Exposition covered more than acres 2. Over 27 million people equivalent to about half the U.
Its scale and grandeur far exceeded the other world fairs, and it became a symbol of then-emerging American Exceptionalism, much in the same way that the Great Exhibition became a symbol of the Victorian era United Kingdom. Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
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