Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair ushered in the modern electric age with an unprecedented display of electrical lighting, fountains, and dynamos to power the greatest party on Earth.
Everything that you ever wanted to know about electricity at the 1893 World’s Fair but were afraid to ask, it’s all here! Chief of the Electric Department, John Barret, wrote this incredibly informative and in-depth guide to all things electric at the Columbian Exposition in 1894. Leaving no stone unturned, he describes in impeccable detail the exhibits, the power, the specs, and more.
Illustrated with remarkable photographs and engravings from Chicago’s 1893 White City, Electricity at the World’s Fair of 1893 Columbian Exposition: Illustrated Enlarged Special Edition delivers a stunning remastered reading experience with enlarged pages, impeccably re-scanned images, authentic period font, and a lavish retro cover design by Expo: Magic of the White City and Westinghouse director, Mark Bussler (writer 1939 New York World’s Fair: The World of Tomorrow in Photographs and artist of the 19th-century inspired The Horrible Octopus.)
Take an electrifying tour through the World’s Fair and marvel at Westinghouse’s incandescent lighting system, Edison’s Tower of Lights, outside and inside arc lighting, subways and conduits, wires, the intramural railway, the Gray Teleautograph, and much more.
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