Experience the World’s Fair of 1893 like those who were there. This stunning collection of rare, full-color prints from The Columbian Exposition drop readers into the greatest party on Earth to see things that haven’t existed for more than a century.
Stunning period lithographs from master 19th-century artists take readers on a journey through the White City of palaces, pavilions, and the Midway. The World’s Fair of 1893 was a vibrant affair filled with electric fountains, flowered landscapes, and golden doorways. By all accounts, it was the event of a lifetime.
The World’s Fair of 1893 was held in Chicago Illinois to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World. Nearly every country from around the world made their way to the fair, many with palaces and lavish displays of their culture and technology.
This was one of the first times that electricity was used on a grand scale to illuminate an outdoor event with colored fountains, spotlights and incandescent light bulbs on every corner.
Everyone who was anyone was there. See the fair through the eyes of the artists and photographers who captured it with splashes of color that depict this incredible event with style.
The White City of Color: 1893 World’s Fair was assembled by documentary filmmaker Mark Bussler (Expo Magic of the White City, Westinghouse, Classic Game Room) from the original prints to create a memorable book that takes readers on a trip through history.