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.
Hello, found this forum in hopes someone can tell me what I have here. They are the size of a stamp and perforated. I put this photo on a stamp forum and got nothing. EBay, Google...Nada! Any and all help would be appreciated. By the way there are 6 sheets of these, some with different buildings. Thanks again.
In light of the anniversary of the 1939/40 New York World's Fair I am offering a number of superb images from my stock and my own collection, press and unique candid 8x10, 7x11 etc. - Opening Day 1939, Opening Day 1940, the day before opening with T&P from a plane, construction aerials showing USSR going up (late!)...drop me a line if you'd like to see some scans. Some samples - all extreme enlargements but for the first which is extremely sharp:
April 1939 - most all in place but much to do! Big Joe in scaffold but most murals done (Pharmacy etc).
Date listed "night before opening" - April 1939 with unpainted base for Astronomer and a lot of 'stuff" lying around. This detail is from a full 8x10 showing the entire T&P and Theme Center, Mall and more.
Touch up time for the Perisphere - May 1940.
that was a great song...the best I have heard for an expo...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKS_yTmeYsg
More info from the CBC - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/expo-86-memorabilia-at-museum-of-vancouver-1.3563210