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The World's Fair: Columbian Exposition (usually shortened to either half of its name) was a universal exposition held in Chicago in 1983. Following on the heels of a failed exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, the World's Fair was funded by several…

An account of Daniel Burnham (the primary architect of the World's Fair) and H. H. Holmes (a serial killer based out of a nearby hotel) and how their lives intertwined, written in an accessible, novelistic style. It has 11 awards from various…

Picture of Daniel Burnham
Daniel H. Burnham was the founder of Burnham and Root, one of Chicago's most prominent architectural firms, and the Director of Works on the World's Columbian Exposition. He also designed many of the city's most impressive buildings, including the…

Brass badge with "Century of Progress Chicago" on it, as well as the year 1934, the word "press" and a swirling design.

A Century of Progress
Part of a set of official photographs taken by Kaufman & Farby Co. for the Century of Progress World's Fair in 1933. This image shows a man walking toward the Travel and Transport Pavilion in the background, featuring Art Deco architecture.

Pure Oil Pathfinder Map of a Century of Progress Exhibition
Color map of 1933 World's Fair with dotted route paths, indicating Pure Oil Company Exhibit

1933 Art Kassel - (Where Will You Be) In 1933 (official song of the Chicago World’s Fair).mp3
An mp3 file of the Theme Song for the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, "In 1933"

Guide to a Century of Progress
The cover of a souvenir guide given to guests at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, IL.

Tesla Coils at the Westinghouse Exhibit at the 1983 Columbian Exposition.jpg
This is an image of the alternating power plant featuring Tesla coils at the Westinghouse exhibit at the 1893, Chicago Columbian Exhibition
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