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About the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

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Selected Materials in the Wilmette Public Library's Collection


Badger, Reid. The great American fair : the World's Columbia Exposition & American culture. 1979. 977.31 BA

Bolotin, Norm. Chicago's grand Midway : a walk around the world at the Columbian Exposition. 2017. 977.311 BO pb

Brown, Julie K. Contesting images : photography and the World's Columbian Exposition. 1994. 779 BR

Chicago by day and night : the pleasure seeker's guide to the Paris of America. 2013. 977.311 CH pb

Gale, Neil. The Midway Plaisance at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. 2017. 977.31 GA

Lewis, Arnold. An early encounter with tomorrow : Europeans, Chicago's Loop, and the World's Columbian Exposition. 1997. 720.9773 LE

Muccigrosso, Robert. Celebrating the New World : Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893. 1993. 977.311 MU

In the Library's Local History Collection

Cameron, William E. The World's Fair : being a pictorial history of the Columbian Exposition : containing a complete history of the world-renowned exposition at Chicago, captivating descriptions of the magnificent buildings and marvelous exhibits, such as works of art, textile fabrics, machinery, natural products, the latest inventions, discoveries, etc., etc. : with a description of Chicago, its wonderful buildings, parks, etc. 1893. REF Local History 977.31 CA

White, Trumbull. The world's Columbian exposition, Chicago, 1893 : a complete history of the enterprise, a full description of the buildings and exhibits in all departments and a short account of previous expositions
by 1868-1941. 1893. REF Local History 977.31 WH


Gist, Deeanne. It happened at the fair : a novel. 2013. F Gist, D. pb

Gist, Deeanne. Tiffany Girl : a novel. 2015. F Gist, D. pb

Glavin, John. Trapped on the wheel : Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893 : a novel. 2009. F Glavin, J.

Hockensmith, Steve. World's greatest sleuth! 2011. M Hockensmith, S.

Larson, Erik. The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America. 2004. 364.1523 LA; LT 364.1523 LA pb; ebook

McNamara, Frances. Death at the fair. 2008. M McNamara, F. pb

 Nickels, Judith. A competent witness. 2014. F Nickels, J. pb


Expo Magic of the White City. 2005. DVD 977.311 EX


Selected Websites

Arch Daily. World's Columbian Exposition/Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted.

Brittanica.com. World's Columbian Exposition.

Chicago Tribune. Remnants of the White City. 

Chicago Tribune. (virtual tour). Take a 'Walking Tour' of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition - the 'White City.' 

Chicago Tribune. The World's Columbian Exposition at the 'White City.'

ChiTownView. (video). 


Encyclopedia of Chicago. World's Columbian Exposition

Field Museum. Fun Facts About the World's Columbian Exposition

Library of Congress. Bird's Eye View of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.\

TopTenz. 10 Everyday Objects Brought to Us by the 1893 World's Fair.



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