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  1. Containing over 300 pages and 250 rare photographic images of the exposition and New Orleans from my personal collection.... https://app.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/1884-new-orleans-1885-the-great-worlds-fair/51d79fee-9ab6-43fd-86a9-8b456a376beb?isbn=9780692065099
  2. Swedish School House as it appeared in 1876 at the Centennial Exhibition....
  3. https://www.wfmz.com/news/pr_newswire/pr_newswire_entertainment/thinkwell-group-selected-by-u-s-department-of-state-to/article_539a9dc7-68ce-53b3-a83a-46f934decfa1.html?fbclid=IwAR23IaXlXlUxh_PB4IuQQ7HXT16O6Se6bH5J1uC19VmIuYRmWgIkbq_zv3k
  4. Rare book of 12 Color Photographs of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. Published by F.A. Rinehart.... https://www.etsy.com/listing/786611349/rare-1898-color-photographs-of-the-trans?ref=listings_manager_grid
  5. Here is the source: https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2011/02/1915-san-francisco-panama-pacific-international-exposition-in-color.html Several of the autochromes are shown reversed.
  6. The photogravure process has actually been around since 1879. There are several albums containing photogravures of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposiiton.... https://archive.org/details/souvenirofworlds00worl/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/worldscolumbiane00albe/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/worldscolumbian00world/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/officialviewsofw00worl_0/mode/2up There is also a very nice album of photogravures of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.... https://archive.org/details/photogravuresoft00rine/mode/2up
  7. I believe only the autochromes that were published were retouched.....the 1st through 4th images are untouched autochromes.
  8. I think that will depend on the state of the pandemic by October when Expo 2020 opens.... Yes, it was announced in January that the UAE would be funding construction of the USA Pavilion, after the initial sponsorship fell-through. It is a bit embarrassing that we can't even fund our own pavilion....
  9. 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition autochromes from various sources. Some were slightly retouched at the time for publication in periodicals and books....
  10. https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-public-diplomacy-and-public-affairs/expo-unit/
  11. Construction has already begun.... http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_365141.html
  12. https://www.vintag.es/2020/03/department-store-monorail.html?m=1
  13. 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/
  14. 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. :-)
  15. 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.
  16. https://www.timesofisrael.com/dubai-bets-billions-that-expo-2020-wont-be-a-desert-mirage/
  17. It was actually much larger than that....here is the site plan....
  18. https://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/c.php?g=289187&p=1928036 One cancelled event not listed is the 1917 Mississippi Centennial Exposition in Gulfport
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Facebook Madness

    I always try to correct people on any misinformation I see in the various World's Fair Facebook groups
  22. 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
  23. 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....
  24. 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.
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