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.
This Smithsonian Magazine piece rendered as one page in the Apple News App but in Safari it seems to be one of those cheesy slideshows that make you click through.
Nice photos though.
This is the link from the News App.
A Photographic Tour of the Wonders That World's Fairs Leave Behind - Smithsonian https://apple.news/Ad03ZjB8PQxOsS8M_iosuDg
The configuration and color choices were specified in detailed plans. I thought we had determined that in many cases the colors were coordinated with the nearest exhibit; that's why I wondered about these near Ford. Of course, red, white and blue couldn't be used by everyone without reducing the variety, so maybe Ford was not offered the option (and maybe it just wasn't used, to avoid "more patriotic than thou" wars).