Friday, December 26, 2008

World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, 1893

Here is an antique Print of Miss Ada Rehan as
Lady Teazle
in "The School For Scandal" by Ian van Beers, c 1894.
I wonder if a worlds fair were held today what would the "show -cases" be like , and what would the new inventions be?
I wish that I could have seen this fair. I have however seen pieces of it before at the Kansas museum of natural history. Located in Lawrence Kansas. Now keep in mind that this is "history", and not religion, and that the religious people of the day didn't approve of the dancers either, nor the beer drinking nor any other forms of vice that were at this exposition ,but crafty promoters figured out way's to work around all of the people that were an obstacle for them. Also it is said that this is the place for Americas first serial killer.


Adrienne said...

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

Excellent book on the building of the fair with some fun murder thrown in....

Belinda said...

I would love to read that book. Thanks for sharing.

Is murder ever fun Adrienne ?
Your cracking me up.