Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

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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