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.
If we take the Where's Waldo zoom-in approach, I see
Twin ladies in identical white skirts.
Everybody seeming to wear sensible soft soled lace up shoes, except perhaps the person in the wheelchair.
Fellow wearing a beret, looking stoic. Perhaps smoking a cigarette.
An Escorter, telling us for sure that it's '64 (as well as the BLC lacking the big decorative 1965 streamers).
The backside of Continental Insurance. A rarely seen angle of that.
The World's Fair trash can that might be the same one that caught on fire in the later photo.
The lady on the left looking pensive, hand to chin, is wearing an outfit like my mom used to wear- some kind of jumper over a blouse. Very mid-60s.
Looks like the perimeter standard poles around the IBM area had attachments at the top of each to run ropes, if they needed to block off waiting lines for crowd control. Can't say as I've ever seen ropes strung there though.
Nothing going on in the band pavilion, but it looks like there's a baby grand piano up there with the lid propped open.
No ducks, No planes on approach to LaGuardia, No Goodyear blimps, No helicopters, and most shockingly of all, No nuns. Maybe it was Nun-Free Day.