Campbell's Illustrated Weekly Volume 3

Campbell's Illustrated Weekly Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...THE WORLD'S FAIR AT NIGHT. However grand, complete and astonishing the World's Fair may appear to the public by daylight, it is at night that it can be seen in all its splendor and magnificence. The visitor has roamed about the grounds and buildings all day. He has seen many curious and wonderful things from all climes and countries. As night comes on he finds himself in the Court Honor. He is tired and weary. His head and eyes ache from the long day's sight-seeing He notices seats scattered about the court east of the Administration building, nearly all of which are filled with tired people like himself. It is six o'clock and the chimes on the Machinery Hall are just sending forth their music. He listens in surprise and delight, as those great bells ring forth some familiar anthem or popular air. The great MacMonnies' fountain is tossing and shooting streams and sprays of water here and there. He is soon among the admiring crowds around this attraction. Tired nature asserts itself and he determines to sit down and rest his weary limbs. The sun sinks behind the Administration building; twilight hovers for a brief period over the "White City." Just as the shades of night are settling down he hears strains of music. He has wondered why so many people were sitting there in such expectant attitudes. Now it is explained. They were awaiting the concert just begun by one of the Exposition bands in the beautiful pavilion. As he sits listening to the charming music, the surroundings and the air seem suddenly lit up as by a great fire. Gazing around him in astonishment he beholds a sight the like of which he never imagined could be possible. The great dome of the Administration building is a blaze of light from thousands of electric lights. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527593
  • 9781236527592