Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair: A Century of Progress (Postcard History Series)

By: Gleisten, Samantha

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New paperback book copy of Chicago?s 1933-34 World?s Fair A Century of Progress in Vintage Postcards by Samantha Gleisten. Postcard History series. From the book cover: Through postcards and ephemera from the Century of Progress World?s Fair, this book celebrates the incredible advancements made by industry and the world famous hospitality of the great host city. From the publisher: Postcards capture the flavor of life like neither a letter nor an e-mail can. Postcards were the primary means of communication in the early 20th century, and these mementos now preserve glimpses of the past through vintage images and intimate messages. Each title in the Postcard History series reveals the way of life of the average American generations ago, offering postcard enthusiasts and curious minds a nostalgic treat. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2002. 128 pages, 9.25 x 6.5 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 21.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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"You will enter A Century of Progress for the first time perhaps like an explorer-curious and eager-penetrating an amazingly rumored domain in search of treasure."

-Official Guide Book to the Fair, 1933

One century after Chicago's incorporation, the city hosted the 1933 World's Fair, which was so successful it was held over for 1934. Aptly named "A Century of Progress," the fair confirmed Chicago's emergence as a major American city. Like the phoenix from the ashes, Chicago emerged from its devastating fire of 1871 as one of the most architecturally significant and aesthetically inviting cities in the world.

On 424 lakeside acres located on Chicago's near south side, the Fair brought together innovators and inventors from around the world. Chicagoans hosted visitors from all corners of the globe, commemorating human progress, despite the Great Depression that was devastating the nation's economy.

Title: Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair: A Century of Progress (Postcard History Series)

Author/Composer: Gleisten, Samantha

Categories: History American Midwest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2002-06-17

ISBN Number: 0738519847

ISBN Number 13: 9780738519845

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 010741

Keywords: Arcadia Publishing Postcard History Series, Chicago Illinois, Century of Progress, Chicago Worlds Fair, 0738519847, 9780738519845, Samantha Gleisten,