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World's Fair
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This novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the displays are really toys.
                                   
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DECORATIVE PERIODS

Tudor Period                                                            1485 - 1603
Elizabethan Period                                                  1558 - 1603
Louis XIV Period                                                      1643 - 1715
Jacobean Period                                                     1603 - 1685
Stuart Period                                                            1603 - 1714
Cromwellian Period                                                 1649 - 1660
Carolean Period                                                       1660 - 1685
William & Mary Period                                             1689 - 1702
Queen Anne Period                                                  1702 - 1714
Georgian Period                                                       1714 - 1820
Louis XV Period                                                        1723 - 1774
Regency Period                                                        1800 - 1830
Empire Period                                                           1804 - 1815
Victorian Period                                                        1830 - 1901
Edwardian Period                                                     1901 - 1910

DECORATIVE STYLES

Inigo Jones                                                                 1572 - 1652
André-Charles Boulle                                                1642 - 1732
Grinling Gibbons                                                        1648 - 1726
William Kent                                                               1684 - 1748
Thomas Chippendale                                                1715 - 1762
A. Hepplewhite                                                           1727 - 1788
Adam Period                                                              1762 - 1794
Angelica Kaufmann                                                    1741 - 1807
Thomas Sheraton                                                       1781 - 1806
Louis XVI                                                                     1774 - 1793
T. Shearer                                                                    Circa 1780


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