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.
Burma Shave road signs, and there were always six in a row, always ended with the words "Burma Shave."
Example 1963: If Our Road Signs Catch Your Eye Smile But Don't Forget To Buy Burma Shave
Example 1939: Hardly A Driver Is Now Alive Who Passed On Hills At 75 Burma Shave
Example 1951: The Band For Which The Grandstand Roots Is Not Made Up Of Substi-toots Burma Shave
The first signs appeared in 1928 and the last year signs were used was 1963.
There is a group of scholars, artists and filmmakers called Cinemaexpo67. They have been researching and preserving many of the films shown at Expo. These include Canada 67 (Telephone Pavilion), Polar Life (Man the Explorer) , A Place to Stand (Ontario Pavilion), We Are Young (Cominco), Labyrinth, Kaleidoscope, Citerama (Man In the Community Pavilion). They are sponsored by Concordia University, The Research Council of Canada and York University.
What ever became of most of these films? YouTube is an excellent medium to archive them these days.
They're not sitting in some basement are they?
(Note: I am not expecting 360 to be easily converted to a small screen. It's just that even some kind of fractional export can happen)