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 believe this sign is pointing to the location of the Food Truck Nation site. The trucks are located in an area that is somewhat off the beaten track and are separate from the US Pavilion itself. While I didn't eat at any of the food trucks, their offerings looked pretty high-end, similar to the "gourmet" food trucks in the Los Angeles area.
This is one of the first photos I've seen where the Trylon and Perisphere really do look "temporary." The gypsum board and paint are rippling and bubbling. Nevertheless, how cool to see those people on the Helicline soaking in the view.
Both photographs are wonderful. I've never seen a shot taken from the pavilion and looking toward the theme center either. Random shots such as these are full of treasures. I notice the man leaning against what appears to be a stack of bottles in cases--perhaps some brand of soda. It's a snap shot of precise moment in time. Very cool.