Spectacle in the White City

By Stanley Appelbaum,

Book cover of Spectacle in the White City: The Chicago 1893 World's Fair

Book description

Over 27 million people visited the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. Countless more experienced the fair through the wondrous images of C. D. Arnold, the era's foremost architectural photographer. Through his luminous pictures, Arnold became the event's leading historian, publicist, and visual philosopher. This gallery of Arnold's photographs,…

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1 author picked Spectacle in the White City as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This gorgeous coffee table book jam-packed with full-size photographs from every angle of the Fair. There is enough text to explain what the reader is looking at, but the glory of this volume is the photography. The map at the front is one of the best I’ve found, as well.

From Jocelyn's list on the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

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