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 don't know if this is the book Randy referred to, since the image of the ebay item is gone)
32 pages; "Sponsored by Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York."
No idea if these were given out or sold.
A few small photos of the interior
Photos of the display case items, sculptures (full size George Washington, busts of some others)
History of the Masons and important contributions to politics, war, and medical and other charities
Many lists of famous Masons
My review: be glad you can read it today and (hopefully) didn't spend a half day or more taking it all in during the fair while missing much more exciting exhibits.
Masonic Center booklet.pdf
I don’t know if it’s ok to post this here but I want to say that I grieve for New York City. The covid 19 virus is beating the hell out of that great city and there is no end in clear sight. The death toll for Friday, just in the five boroughs , was nearly 700. And it appears covid hot spots are now popping up in Suffolk and Nassau counties. I never thought I’d live to see such a thing as this. With all of our modernity and electronic wizardry, and a century removed from the last great pandemic in 1918, we are still no match for an invisible virus. These are desperate days for the greatest city in the world and its nearly nine million people.
This space was rented out. The french pavilion was to have been built here. Ground was broken, but construction did not get far as funds ran out. There is a ground breaking booklet that shows the three structures that were to be built. Two looking a little like a Trylon and Persisphere look alike. Images were included in the world's fair puzzle and corporation flyers that showed the drawn aerial views of the fair from over the Bell System pavilion.