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The White City: Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 Book of Postcards


Published with: the Chicago History Museum

Held in Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was unprecedented in its scope and innovation. The brilliantly illuminated “White City” covered more than 630 acres and housed some 250,000 exhibits; more than 46 nations participated. Attended by roughly half the US population, the fair debuted such inventions as AC/DC electricity and the Ferris Wheel, while congresses ranging from agriculture to workers’ rights spawned significant cultural and scientific advances. This book of postcards presents 30 historical photographs, color posters advertising the fair, paintings, and more, capturing the excitement and energy of this groundbreaking event.
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Published with the Chicago History Museum

Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.

ISBN 9780764945908