Posts Tagged ‘World Columbian Exposition’

Ray Johnson: Friend of the White City

Apr
14

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Author Ray Johnson is truly a friend of the White City. He provides free lectures and tours on Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition via The Friends of the White City. He was kind enough to answer a few questions …

Steampunks Invade the White City

Sep
16

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The Friends of the White City and the Jackson Park Advisory Council run free Columbian Exposition walking tours. Steampunk Chicago encourages you to join a tour on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11am to 1 pm.

The tour will cover:…

H.H. Holmes Hanged!

May
13

Dr._Henry_Howard_Holmes_(Herman_Webster_Mudgett)Acknowledged as America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes was hanged on May 7, 1896. He lured men, women and children from the World’s Fair to his “murder castle” in Englewood. A fraud and a liar, it is difficult to ascertain …

The Columbian Exposition Exhibition Gift Shop

Dec
05

TicketLike any good tourist trap, the Field Museum’s exhibit “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair” culminates in the gift shop. It is an apt finale. A subtext of commerce runs through the show.

The theme is not …

Chicago by Day and Night

Jun
03

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Chicago Publishers Thomson and Zimmerman released Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America as companion to visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. It combines boosterism, a dash of morality and a …

PBR: Beer of Chicago Steampunks?

May
30

Before you slag off PBR as being the beer of choice for skinny-belt wearing bearded folks and other hipster types, consider the role of the Pabst Brewing Company in Chicago history.

Jacob Best founded the Empire Brewing Company in 1844. …