A Century Of Progress: A Photographic Tour Of The 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair by Ron Chicago Tribune StaffA Century Of Progress: A Photographic Tour Of The 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair by Ron Chicago Tribune Staff

A Century Of Progress: A Photographic Tour Of The 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair

byRon Chicago Tribune Staff

Hardcover | December 18, 2015

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Drawn from theChicago Tribune's vast archives,A Century of Progress is a collection of rare-and in many cases, previously unseen-photographs that document the Century of Progress International Exposition, the world's fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934. Conceived during the Roaring Twenties and born during the Great Depression, this sprawling event celebrated the city's centennial with industrial and scientific displays, lascivious entertainment, and a touch of unadulterated bad taste.During this time, more than 48 million visitors flocked to Chicago's lakefront (the present site of McCormick Place and Northerly Island) to experience what turned out to be one of the most expansive displays of technological advancement and cultural diversity that took place in the 20th century. Featuring a fascinating introduction byTribune reporter and historian Ron Grossman, this book documents the numerous facets of the exposition, from whimsical attractions, architectural triumphs, and scientific achievements to the occasionally insensitive and racist exhibits of differing cultures.At a time when the entire U.S. population numbered just over 125 million people, this world's fair left an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of American culture, andA Century of Progress captures that feeling through its historic photographs. These images are invaluable witness to a civic milestone that forever after was honored by the fourth star on Chicago's flag. Drawn from theChicago Tribune's vast archives,A Century of Progress is a collection of rare-and in many cases, previously unseen-photographs that document the Century of Progress International Exposition, the world's fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934. Conceived during the Roaring Twenties and born during the Great Depression, this sprawling event celebrated the city's centennial with industrial and scientific displays, lascivious entertainment, and a touch of unadulterated bad taste.During this time, more than 48 million visitors flocked to Chicago's lakefront (the present site of McCormick Place and Northerly Island) to experience what turned out to be one of the most expansive displays of technological advancement and cultural diversity that took place in the 20th century. Featuring a fascinating introduction byTribune reporter and historian Ron Grossman, this book documents the numerous facets of the exposition, from whimsical attractions, architectural triumphs, and scientific achievements to the occasionally insensitive and racist exhibits of differing cultures.At a time when the entire U.S. population numbered just over 125 million people, this world's fair left an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of American culture, andA Century of Progress captures that feeling through its historic photographs. These images are invaluable witness to a civic milestone that forever after was honored by the fourth star on Chicago's flag.
TheChicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many best-selling books.
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Title:A Century Of Progress: A Photographic Tour Of The 1933-34 Chicago World's FairFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 18, 2015Publisher:Agate PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1572841834

ISBN - 13:9781572841833

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