Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Pictures of the "White City"

By Dennis D. McDonald

Thanks to 37signals’ Signal vs. Noise blog for pointing out photographs of the 1893 Columbian Exposition posted by the Chicago Tribune.

Seeing these picture brings back memories of one of my favorite “pop history” books, Devil in the White City (this links to my book review).

Here is a quote from my own review:

The entire book is fascinating. It crosses paths with other themes of American history, including electrification, architectural competitions, urban planning, mechanical engineering,  public relations, the Ferris Wheel — even Walt Disney is mentioned.

If you can think of other books that do as good and as entertaining a job in combining social history with the history of science and engineering, please let me know by commenting below!

Copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald


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