As you can see I’m still reveling in the beauty and glory of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair thanks to Erik Larson‘s Devil in the White City.
Liberal Arts Building
Source: Field Museum’s Flickr page
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, Mr. Burnham, indeed.”