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.
Have something fun, different, or just plain odd in your world's fair/expo collection? Well, dig it out of the closet, garage, or attic and show it off to your fellow collectors. I'll be hosting a free "Show and Tell" session on Zoom this Saturday at 10 AM PACIFIC time (details below).
Let's plan on each attendee getting five minutes to showcase the best of their collection. Hopefully this will give everyone a chance. If we cycle through everyone then we can start a second round, etc. I know some folks have collections that would fill the whole time but this way we can try to fit everyone in.
Please pass this on to anyone else you know who would like to join in.
Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: World's Fair & Expo - Show and Tell
Time: May 30, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 955 0178 4358
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