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World's Fairs of the US & Canada

From the mid-1800s to the 1970s: Where Americans and Canadians went to bask in pride at their nations' accomplishments of the past and present--and be dazzled at the hopes for their future

Victorian Trade Card Advertising for Willimatic sewing thread with Puck circling the globe with Willimantic Thread. Vintage advertising trade card from the International Cotton Exposition in Atlanta Georgia. Three cotton expositions were held after the Civil War in Atlanta and the first was the 1881 International Cotton Exposition.

New York, NY 1964-65

  • Expo 2015 Milano

    Hi! I'm Roberto from the Social Media Team of Expo Milano 2015. We created a collaborative Pinterest board about past editions of World's Fairs. We welcome anybody who shares great historical pics. Would you be interested in contributing to our board? You can check it out here: We would really appreciate if you wanted to be part of it. Please let me know if you are interested and I will send you an invitation.

New york state’s Tent of Tomorrow at the 1964 NY World's Fair. Photo from National Geographic Magazine.

New York World's Fair 1964-1965 - National Geographic (Apr, 1965)

Another concept-art shows the last scene of the Carousel, the house in the future. NY 1964

Futurama II exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.