from poet Edwin Markham after visiting the fair:
have seen tonight the greatest revelation of beauty
that was ever seen on this Earth. I may say this meaning it
and will full regard for all that is known of ancient art
and architecture and all that the modern world has heretofore
seen of glory and grandeur. I have seen beauty that will give
the world new standards of art, and a joy in loveliness never
Some text excerpts (with accompanying
photos) from the letters that she
wrote while visiting the fair.
Images scanned from original negatives,
graciously shared by a Berney family member.