18 min

Products and innovation From the Midway

    • History

From the can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at your neighborhood bar to the moving sidewalks at Midway and O’Hare, so many products that we consume today made their debut at the 1893 World's Fair. Chicago Tribune business reporter Cori Shropshire talked to Russell Lewis, the executive vice president and chief historian at the Chicago History Museum, and Norm Bolotin, author of “The World's Columbian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893,” to find out what products were showcased at the fair and the stories behind their creation.

"From the Midway" is a production of the Chicago Tribune. It was created by digital news editor Colleen Connolly. Post-production editing was done by digital news editor Randi Shaffer. The music used in this podcast came from the album “Souvenir Music from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,” recorded by Lake Forest College.

From the can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at your neighborhood bar to the moving sidewalks at Midway and O’Hare, so many products that we consume today made their debut at the 1893 World's Fair. Chicago Tribune business reporter Cori Shropshire talked to Russell Lewis, the executive vice president and chief historian at the Chicago History Museum, and Norm Bolotin, author of “The World's Columbian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893,” to find out what products were showcased at the fair and the stories behind their creation.

"From the Midway" is a production of the Chicago Tribune. It was created by digital news editor Colleen Connolly. Post-production editing was done by digital news editor Randi Shaffer. The music used in this podcast came from the album “Souvenir Music from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,” recorded by Lake Forest College.

18 min

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