World’s Fair

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter V) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The lit up house was reminiscent of the Chicago’s World Fair from the turn of the century which utilized white paint and excessive electrical lighting and was dubbed, “The White City.” The World’s Fair are large expos that are held around the world and have extravagant features such as pavilions and goods that people are selling. There have been World Fairs in cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo. The next World Fair will be held in Milan, Italy in 2015. (Wikipedia)

(1964 World’s Fair, Queens, New York)

(The World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893)

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