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1893 World’s Fair Art

Like Venice

I just finished reading Erik Larson‘s The Devil in the White City, the 2003 book that pairs the building of a dream, The 1893 Colombian Exposition with the nightmare of serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes crimes. Spurred by Larson’s impeccable research and description of the era I decided to dig around myself and found some images of the fair.

The First Ferris Wheel

People thought it would topple over or wind would cause disaster.

I wish I’d been there


I’ll add more tomorrow. “Make no little plans” indeed.

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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in non-fiction


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