Monday, December 01, 2008

The Chicago World's Fair. The fair that announced the rebirth of Chicago.

This is a souvenir booklet from the 1893 Worlds Fair of Chicago, also known as the Colombian Exposition. Chicago was pretty much destroyed by fire in the 1870's. Therefore it was planned to show off the new Chicago in the fair. It was called the "White City" for all of the large white buildings around the fair. Today just about everything is gone from that fair. Although Chicago's Science Museum is located within a building that was reconstructed from what was once the Palace of Fine Arts. It was for many "the fair".