The Double Retro: Phantom City
This video provides a 1940’s look at the 1911 World’s Fair. The film provides you with approximately eleven minutes of the beautiful buildings and exciting times and ideas of the 1911 World’s Fair. “The Double Retro: Phantom City” lets you take a look at the styles, fashions, and interests of 1911, along with giving you great factual information. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the world of the Phantom City, the 1911 World’s Fair.
This is a rare look at the World’s Fair of 1911. It runs eleven minutes and is a pictorial record which shows President William Howard Taft breaking ground on Feb. 25, 1911. The city was built with great gardens and courts and fountains. The Tower of Jewels is shown as well as the Twin Mermaid Pools and the Byzantine architecture. This video reflects the style of that time in a very interesting way. The viewer feels as if he/she has traveled back in time via a time machine.