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Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Rebecca S. Graff

Abstract

Through archaeological and archival research from sites associated with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Disposing of Modernity explores the changing world of urban America at the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring excavations of trash deposited during the fair, Rebecca Graff’s first-of-its kind study reveals changing consumer patterns, notions of domesticity and progress, and anxieties about the modernization of society. Graff examines artifacts, architecture, and written records from the 1893 fair’s Ohio Building, which was used as a clubhouse for fairgoers in Jackson ... More

Keywords: Chicago world’s fair, 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charnley-Persky House, Urban America, modernization, consumer, Jackson Park, conspicuous disposal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066493
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066493.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca S. Graff, author
Lake Forest College