“Two Cities, Two Fairgrounds: Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition and Turin’s 1911 International Exposition”

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Citation Formats
B. Gürsel, “Two Cities, Two Fairgrounds: Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition and Turin’s 1911 International Exposition”. 2010, p. 86.