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.
The photo makes me think of Dick Solomon (John Lithgow) on Third Rock From The Sun when he discovers cigarettes for the first time.
He is sitting in his office with half a dozen packs of cigarettes lined up in front of him and is smoking two cigarettes at a time. In walks his secretary who tries to lecture him about the evils of smoking and she tells him tobacco can knock ten years off of one's life. Dick thinks for a moment and responds: "Yes but those ten years are at the end of your life and they're crappy anyway."
On a secondary note, the flag on the distant UK pavilion tower is that of the city of Montreal. So this is Man and His World.
That is almost true .Many of we old timers saw the EXPO 67 and the more recent Canada Circle Vision movie here at EPCOT.hat all came to an end a few months back as Disney is about to release a new and 100% improved Canada 360 .
Take a look and compare !
Needs a little reminder?