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1893 Worlds Fair - A Pictorial History on DVD


The World's Columbian Exposition — also known as The Chicago World's Fair — was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. Chicago bested New York City, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri, for the honor of hosting the fair. The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. The Chicago Columbian Exposition was, in large part, designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted. It was the prototype of what Burnham and his colleagues thought a city should be.
The exposition covered more than 600 acres, featuring nearly 200 new buildings of classical architecture, canals and lagoons, and people and cultures from around the world. Over 27 million people (equivalent to about half the U.S. population) attended the exposition during its six-month run. Its scale and grandeur far exceeded the other world fairs, and it became a symbol of the emerging American Exceptionalism, much in the same way that the Great Exhibition became a symbol of the Victorian era United Kingdom.
We have collected together for your enjoyment this wonderful collection of twenty-three {23} vintage books on a Gift Quality DVD.



Titles Include:
:: A Week at the Fair ~ Rand McNally & Co ~ 271 pages.
:: Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition
:: Dedicatory and Opening Ceremonies of the World's Columbian Exposition
:: Fair Shadow Land - Edith M. Thomas ~ 154 pages.
:: Glimpses of the World's Fair Through a Camera - Laird & Lee ~ 202 pages.
:: Guide To The World's Fair - J Flinn ~ 70 pages.


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:: History of the World's Fair - B Cummings Truman ~ 644 pages.
:: Art Gallery of the World's Columbian Exposition - C Kurtz ~ 390 pages.
:: Martin's World's Fair Album, Atlas & Family Souvenir - J F Martin ~ 276 pages.
:: Midway Plaisance & the Columbian Exposition - F H Smith ~ 100 pages.
:: Photographic History of the World's Fair - J Wilson Pierce ~ 520 pages.
:: Shepp's World's Fair Photographed - J & D Shepp ~ 536 pages.



:: Some Artists at the Fair - C Scribner ~ 140 pages.
:: Souvenir of the World's Columbian Exposition - A Whitman ~ 85 pages.
:: The Century World's Fair Book for Boys & Girls - T Jenks ~ 268 pages.
:: The Cosmopolitan Monthly - A World's Fair Number - J B Walker ~ 270 pages.
:: The Illinois Building and Exhibits Therein ~ 168 pages.
:: The World's Fair As Seen in 100 Days - H D Northropp ~ 782 pages.
:: The Worlds Fair Recipe Book ~ 130 pages.
:: Visitors Guide to the World's Colombian Exposition & Chicago - J Murphy ~ 84 pages.
:: Worlds Columbian Expostion Portfolio of Midway Types ~ 24 pages.
:: World Columbian Exposition Pocket Record Book ~ Dibble Publishing Co. ~ 68 pages.
:: World's Fair Through a Camera, Snapshots of an Artist - F Dundass Todd ~ 182 pages.


 


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