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About expo1853

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    Fernley, NV
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    All world's fairs.
  1. Go to this link for another film under production about the same issue - http://www.faceofanationmovie.com/ Can't wait till this one comes out! Randy
  2. 1939 giant Underwood Typewriter

    Here's two pictures of a postcard from the fair on the typewriter. Randy
  3. On behalf of my nonprofit, World's Fair Historical Society, www.crystalpalace51.org, and myself, I am glad to see this issue of the United States and how it deals with world's fairs coming out. There is another film that has just come out dealing with the same issue, go to this link to see it's trailer: https://www.facebook.com/WheresTheFair It is really good, I cannot wait to see these movies! Randy Richter Founder xpofan@gmail.com
  4. I forgot I already replied earlier to this with pictures, but, what the hey, you have the one with Kennedy, now, too.
  5. Here is a photo of President Kennedy with a model which may have been the one your husband's grandfather built and went on to the American Express Pavilion.
  6. We have one of the models with a clear dome on it that traveled the country as well. Besides the Hall of Science I understand the Queens Museum of Art has one, too. Ours is on display in Seattle and in my picture on this website I am standing by it. Three photos of it are attached, two with the dome on it and myself in one of them and one with my assistant Dean and the dome off of it.
  7. Was it at a World's Fair?

    I am doing some research and trying to find out if the mural in the attached pictures was at the 1939 New York World's Fair. There is belief it was, but I and others have not been able to confirm it. The mural is 40 feet long. No information on the artist can be found, either. Randy Richter www.crystalpalace51.org
  8. Iconic Airport Architecture Gone

    Here are two pictures from my collection of the LaGuardia Field with the China Clipper, which had service directly to the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.

    No I didn't, darn.
  10. Wanted

    This is an odd request, but does anyone know of any kind of souvenir, collectible from world's fairs that might be interactive? I know some people looking for something like that. something they could put on display and let others get involved with it.
  11. Season's Greetings

    The World's Fair Historical Society offers Season's Greetings from the world's fair - an original card from the San Francisco 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
  12. Science Fiction

    I have run across some science fiction novels with world's fairs as a topic, and thought I would share that. Science Fiction author Robert Silverberg wrote, "Regan's Planet" about a man who builds a satillite orbiting earth that will have a world's fair in it, and the sequel to it, "World's Fair 1992," about a kid that wins a contest and first prize is to work at the world's fair in the Mars Pavilion. They were written in the 70's so dated but fun. Pictures of these are below. There is also one about a superhero of sorts at the 1939 NY Fair and when I find that I will post it. I have a poster in my collection advertising the book.
  13. 1992 Chicago World's Fair

    I actually have a poster, two sided, printed for this world's fair that never happened. One side shows a map of the proposed location and the other is a big ad for the fair. Probably part of their early promotions for the fair to the BIE.
  14. Or if it was a spaceship ready to take off . . .
  15. Museum Exhibit

    The World's Fair Historical Society is happy to say we were able to help Tricia and sent items to them that they used in their exhibit.