Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893


The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 introduced picture postcards to the American public. Here is a postcard from that Expo... a genuine pioneer era postcard. The Expo showcased the power of the coming (20th) century, electricity, and the Fair also introduced carbonated beverages and hamburgers. A young Scott Joplin worked there, honing his Ragtime skills.

A wildly successful Expo, in my opinion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a complete collection of Official 1893 World's Columbian Exposition postcards.

ChicagoPostcardMuseum.org