Art from the 1893 World’s Fair

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, Mr. Burnham, indeed.”

4 thoughts on “Art from the 1893 World’s Fair

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your research! I just bought this book at a library book sale last month and it is in my stack of books to read next. I like the way he writes and researches. I really liked “Isaac’s Storm.” Beautiful prints!


    • I want to read his other works too. Pairing the historical events and figures is a compelling way to view history.

      I’m swept away with the images of this glorious event.


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