Staged to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, and drawing over 19 million visitors in only nine months, the Pan-Pacific International Expo rose like a literal jewel from the ashes of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".
The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. The fair ran for two seasons and over 44 million people attended.
The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The exposition's first season ran from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939 and its second season was from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The fair ran for two seasons and took place without sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions.
Expo 67 was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It was considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating.
I found the roof architecturally pleasing.
On weekdays I arrived late at the Fair, which resulted in frequent night photography. Here are some views featuring that dandy roof.
She looks lonesome, wondering where all the people are.
Oh, there they are.
Part of the pavilion catered to the young at heart.
A charming circus-like tent structure.
With a Ringmaster, of course. That monkey atop the giraffe has a heckuva long tail.
Goldfish fascinated the kids---and probably their parents.
There were some multi-screen projectors showing their share of a single scene. Notice the fall-off at the corners.
There was entertainment on the multi-screens too. One projector was clearly misaligned.
A Norge gas range with glass-like panel tops? Hmm. I must have missed this technology.
This was a mockup of a hydrogen fuel cell for generating electricity. It Illustrates how "Air" (oxygen) and "Gas" (hydrogen) work together to produce energy, with "H2O" (plain water, that is) as the waste product.
When the 1965 Official Map went to press, Julimar Farm was expected to open. That's the blow-up I show above. I only had a few days available for the Fair in 1964, so it's not surprising that I missed this small pavilion. That's such a lovely, well tended view that Bill has provided, that it's a shame there was no activity. Sort of sad, in a way.