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White City Recollections: The Illustrated 1893 Diary of a Trip to the World's Columbian Exposition Paperback – October 6, 2003


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This is and easy-to-read diary since it has large 11-point text and its many nostalgic illustrations appear at the page where the subject is discussed. Together, the book can also be used as a Columbian Exposition reference since it contains a full map of the fairgrounds, complete index, and a bibliographic source listing for each inserted photograph.

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The original diary was not signed, but the authors felt that the reader should know who wrote it and thus make the the diary as personal as possible. They set about finding the diarist by combing newspaper records of the day using clues given in the diary. They found the one-and-only father-and-son combination that left their home in Olean, New York, for the fair on the very day the diary begins: August 17, 1893. Then, using a variety of geneology records, they found the history of the family that went to the fair that summer of 1893. This compelling detective story is told in the Introduction to the book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: The Book Stops Here (October 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963161229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963161222
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,917,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ronald W. Nelson on January 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
The written descriptions and frank comments in Friend Pitts Williams' diary of his trip to the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 conjures in the reader's imagination the sights that young Friend encountered. Dybwad and Bliss artfully supplemented the text of William's delightfully fresh diary with over 275 photographs and images of most all of the exhibits, buildings, displays, and galleries that Williams encountered on his trip. The reader gets a sense of the sheer magnitude and grandeur of this phenomenal exhibition which occured near the turn of the last century. Now all that remains is the din of voices, music, and machine; the smells and tastes of exotic foods, popcorn, and confections; and the summer breeze of the "windy city." Oh, to have experienced it all!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John R. Ady on March 25, 2007
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The book was a nice quick read and skillfully matched the diary of an 18 year old young man attending the the Expo with his father while displaying photographs of what he was observing. Anyone interested in Chicago or US histoty should enjoy the book.
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