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Image from the World's Fair

Library of Congress

World's Fair Photograph -- Lagoon Bird's-Eye View

Consider These Questions

1. The White City was designed to be an ideal city. How does it appear to be different from a real city near the turn of the century? How does it appear to be similar?

2. Has the White City influenced present-day architecture and design? If so, how? Did it reflect the architecture and tastes of the day? If so, how?

3. Some of Chicago's young, progressive artists were dismayed that the Fair's designers chose to take the Classical approach. Why do you think they had this response?

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