Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition

Illustrated With Candid Photographs.

by Gay L. Dybwad and Joy V. Bliss

  • The Greatest Day at the Fair: October 9, 1893
  • Features 43 Previously Unpublished Candid Platinum Photographs
  • 8 by 11 inches
  • 140 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 225 Illustrations Including 9 in Color
  • Architectural Quality 2-foot by 2-foot Folding Map
  • Illustrates and Describes Many Souvenirs of the Day
  • World's Fair Photography Chapter by Thomas Yanul
  • 1890s Gas Ballooning Chapter by Ruth Owen Jones
ISBN 0-9631612-3-7 $34.95
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A Photo-History Book

  • The Short Six Weeks of Aggressive and Enthusiastic Planning
  • Chicago Pride
  • A Record-breaking Day: 750,000 Fairgoers in Attendance
  • Grand Parades: Successes and Failures
  • Spectacular Fireworks: Unparalleled in Its Day.
  • Unprecedented Problems with Crowds: Transportation, Food, Water, Lost Children, Accidents, and Control
  • A Lesson for Today's Big Events
  • Learn Photographic Processes of the 1890s
  • Tour the Fairgrounds With the Photographer
  • Follow His Travels on an Enclosed Two-foot Square Map Which Details His Route and Camera Lens Angles
  • Try Recipes from 7 World's Columbian Exposition Cookbooks
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    The immensely popular The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, 2003, incorporates Chicago Day as a key reference.

    "Chicago Day will serve as an enduring memorial to one of the major American aspects of the Columbian Exposition."
    - Midwest Book Review History Book of the Month, February 1998.

    "The Chicago Day book is amazing!"
    - Don Marker, retired city editor for the Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas.

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