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.
AH! It's always such a thrill to see my home! I spent so many, many hours there. My last visit 2008 but it was close to winter and there was no
green surrounding it. Lovely! Thanks for posting all of these. Of course, what is sad to me, tourists don't bother with the dome, they head for
the hideous casino that has disgraced this grounds of Expo.
I traveled to the New York World's Fair in 1965. I was 13 years old. Goldfinger was my favorite movie at the time so had to see the Aston Martin. I stood in line behind the ropes and when I got close to the car, and ducked under the ropes and sat in the driver's seat. I looked over the dash and tried to flip up the gearshift knob to expose the button for the ejection seat, but it was not there. Somewhere I read there was the car Connery drove for the movie, one they cracked up, they had a cab only for closeup shots and a mockup that would tour for promotions such as the World's Fair. I still treasure the memory today, Goldfinger is still my favorite movie. I heard the original was stolen,never to be found again.
Hi Magikbilly - thanks for repeating about the size of this image - I didn't realize it until I opened it in a full window on my big monitor and then read the dimensions. A super aerial panorama for sure!
I just opened this file up above as posted - it is HUGE! Have a look! The light towers are indeed there on the Aquacade. Some 20-30% of this fair is under scaffolding here, or unfinished in some way. This is one of those few shots that have much of the fair in a single view.