Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Copies of my book "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair" - ISBN 978-0-692-06509-9 - are now available for purchase at the following retail locations:

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Arcadian Books - 714 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Oak Alley Plantation Gift Shop - 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090

Contact Ken Speth at: neworleans1885@aol.com for wholesale pricing and quantity discounts

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Book Review of "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair" on Goodreads.com - May 2018

"Mr. Speth has obviously done a LOT of research before writing this book! The story of how he got started collecting the images is fascinating in itself, as well as detailed information about the Centennial Photographic Company and their involvement in the New Orleans exposition. However, the images are the highlight of this book. I can only surmise at how much time and capital Mr. Speth has invested in his 30-year collection of images! The book is well worth the price of $34.95, as acquiring the actual images included would cost hundreds of dollars more! The fact that only half of Mr. Speth's entire New Orleans photographic images collection is included in the book makes you wonder if he should do a "sequel" featuring the additional images! I was truly intrigued by reading "1884-New Orleans-1885 The Great World's Fair", especially since this event has been nearly forgotten by historians. Granted, the New Orleans expo did not have the "pizzazz" of the 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia, but despite its shortcomings was a World's Fair well worth visiting at the time. Kudos to Kenneth Speth for putting together such a comprehensive book (the only one I am aware of) featuring rare period photos of New Orleans and the World's Exposition!"
Jeff Deaven - May 31st, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Now available on eBay.....

Signed copies of my newly published book "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair" - ISBN 978-0-692-06509-9 - are now available for purchase on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/302660338569?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Contact Ken Speth at: neworleans1885@aol.com for wholesale pricing and quantity discounts

Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 - The Great World's Fair

My new book "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 - The Great World's Fair" - ISBN 978-0-692-06509-9 - is now available!
308 pages, with over 250 rare photos of the event from my personal collection.
Available for purchase here:
http://thebp.site/139395

Contact Ken Speth at: neworleans1885@aol.com for wholesale pricing and quantity discounts