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The great American fair : the World's Columbian Exposition and American culture / Reid Badger.


Chicago : N. Hall, [1979] .
ISBN 0882296922, 0882294482

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Description xvi, 177 pages, [25] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171) and index.
Also issued online.
Contents Preface -- Prologue: Opening day -- Introduction: The Great World's Fair and Victorial Culture -- part 1. THE BACKGROUND -- The Crystal Palace and the origins of the institution -- The growth and character of the institution -- America and the Great World's Fairs -- part 2. THE SETTING -- Energy and uncertainty -- The representative city -- part 3. THE GREAT FAIR -- Genesis and growth of the idea -- Organization -- The site, the plan, and the design -- Finance and promotion -- Dedication day -- Final preparations -- The World's Congress -- The exhibits -- The midway -- part 4. THE CULTURE -- Achievement and influence -- A confusion of symbols -- The vision of unity -- Epilogue -- APPENDICES -- A) The World's Fairs -- B) U.S. appropriations to exhibitions and fairs -- C) The act creating the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 -- D) Preliminary and final classification system -- E) The Presidential proclamation -- F) Memorandum of December 9, 1890 -- G) Burnham's letter of December 13, 1890 -- H) A financial balance sheet.
Geographic Area Illinois
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4832338
(OCoLC)ocm04832338
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WorldCat Identities Badger, Reid.
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