Jessie Heckman Hirschl

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Jessie Heckman Hirschl has reviewed books and contributed light verse to magazines. For the past ten years she has made a research hobby of collecting material on “the greatest of all fairs,” which in her view differed from every other that preceded or followed it.
For further reading: Fabulous Chicago , by Emmett Dedmon (Random House, 1953); Chicago: The History of Its Reputation , by Lloyd Lewis and Justin Smith (Harcourt, Brace, 1929); As Others See Chicago: Impressions of Visitors, 1673-1933 (University of Chicago Press, 1933).

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October 1960

More than any world’s fair before or since, the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 had a lasting effect on its visitors, the taste of the times, and the lusty community that brought it forth