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.
What's really sad is that this booth could find a home at the Queens Museum--right back in Flushing Meadow where its life began. But I'll bet they would not consider it. It's worth a call to the Smithsonian or Henry Ford but I wouldn't hold my breath. I truly hope someone is able to take it and restore it. The maps, alone, are incredibly cool.
I suppose, as the article mentions, it IS a form of time travel, if not for you but for the treasures you see fit to send into the future. We don't so much leave the included objects behind as send them forward on a journey.
This short article is about the "golden age" of capsules and how many low profile capsules may be forgotten and ripe for discovery.
As always, if you open a capsule and hear the Michigan Rag sung and see floating dollar signs, walk quickly away.
LAST CALL!! A World's Fair Legacy may be lost. http://64nywf65.20m.com/Booth/Booth.htm
Please spread the word, the only remaining serpentine phone booth from the World's Fair is available for preservation. A small donation, logistics and the cost of removal is all you need to provide and its yours! The current owners are moving and the new owners will likely scrap it. Please reach out to anyone you know who may know someone or somewhere that may want it. The photos provided are a bit old so there may be more wear and tear on the booth, but its all that remains! Serious inquiries please- PM me.