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About Ken

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  • Birthday 06/15/1963

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    San Diego, CA
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    All World's Fairs & expositions - specializing in the New Orleans exposition of 1884-1885

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  1. I agree that calling the 1939 NYWF a "Trade Fair" was an error, but I was referring to the name of the very first World's Fair - London 1851 - which was officially "The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations"....thus the international industrial expositions reference. :-)
  2. Technically speaking, most World's Fairs were considered "international industrial expositions" until the 1960's, since they featured and promoted new commercial products, machinery, inventions, etc.
  3. It was actually much larger than that....here is the site plan....
  4. Two links to some great photos of the 1940 Portuguese World Exposition in Lisbon, Portugal.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/biblarte/albums/72157621817098955 https://www.flickr.com/photos/biblarte/albums/72157606234802424/with/2679900954/
  5. https://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/c.php?g=289187&p=1928036 One cancelled event not listed is the 1917 Mississippi Centennial Exposition in Gulfport
  6. I would imagine that Expo 2020 would be cancelled - like Tokyo 1940 and Rome 1942 - if any major military conflict occurs between the US and Iran, as allies in the area would be at high risk of attack by Iranian forces.
  7. https://www.timesofisrael.com/dubai-bets-billions-that-expo-2020-wont-be-a-desert-mirage/
  8. This is the dress worn by Queen Victoria at the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851.... http://www.gogmsite.net/early_victorian_-_1837_-_18/queen_victoria/1851_dress_worn_by_queen_vi.html Queen Victoria & Prince Albert in 1854.... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queen_Victoria_and_Prince_Albert_1854.jpg
  9. Facebook Madness

    I always try to correct people on any misinformation I see in the various World's Fair Facebook groups
  10. Touring the American Interiors Pavilion

    Great photos! It's interesting to see furnishings that would have been considered "chic" in the 1960's, but would most likely be considered "horrific" by many interior designers today
  11. Got some time to kill?

    At least the GE waiting area was done tastefully at the NYWF. Similar canopies were added to Shanghai's Expo 2010, as the oppressive summer heat closed-in, but were very unsightly and blocked views of the pavilions. Trying to get decent photos of otherwise attractive pavilions was extremely challenging....
  12. Was this a change in architecture?

    Looks the same to me, just from a different perspective. I'm not aware of any changes made to the building during 1964-65.
  13. A beautiful advertising poster created for the 1884-1885 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition by J.S. Rivers - Lithographer, Printer and Stationer - New Orleans.
  14. The "Worlds Fair Auction" has started!

    I never find anything in those auctions that I collect, since I mainly concentrate on paper items.....books, brochures, stereoviews, etc.
  15. It's sad when no one wants their photos

    That's how I always feel when I see old photos of people in antique stores, knowing that there has to be some descendants of those long-deceased people that would love to have the photos if they knew they existed....