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 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coastalcrone
    May 10, 2012 @ 16:55:32

    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!



    • smkelly8
      May 10, 2012 @ 18:15:43

      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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  3. Pearl
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 14:42:15

    Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a superb article… but what can
    I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.



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