|Beautiful Scenes of the White City|
|Great Yerkes Telescope, Manufactures Building from|
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Our Genealogy & Local History Room contains two books that were published in 1893 and 1894 to commemorate the Exposition.
The Dream City
A beautiful over-sized book of photographs and descriptions of the architecture and attendees of the fair. The editors discuss the creation of the exposition and the people involved in turning the fair into reality.
Beautiful Scenes of the White City
The photographs here are largely focused on individual exhibits and attractions. Lovely interior images evoke an idea of what it would have been like to attend the fair.
Also, look for Chicago: The Wonder City published in 1893 to promote the city and the fair. This book focuses more on the city of Chicago itself.
|"The Columbian Illuminations" from The Dream City|