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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


World's Fairs of the US & Canada

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Souvenir medal, Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, 1881

Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, 1881

Atlanta International Cotton Exposition, 1881

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

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The Picturephone, from the 1964 New York World's Fair (AT Archives and History Center)

1964 1965 Worlds Fair NEW YORK CITY advertisement To The Moon And Beyond Movie CINERAMA vintage illustration graphics

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)

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Pepsi Cola Pavilion presents Walt Disney's It's a Small World at the New York 1964 World's Fair.

Vintage booklet, 46 Great Drinks from New York and Restaurants at the World's Fair.

60s Vintage New York World's Fair 1964 - 1965 Poster.

Vintage Exposition Poster, Poster Classics of France, Italian and French Exposition Posters

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1964 NY

It's A Small World Guide Book. NY 1964 fair

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It's a Small World Ticket - 1964 New York Worlds Fair

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Rolly Crump, Disney Legend. Tower of the Four Winds (outside Small World), 1964 NY fair

Mary Blair's Concept Sketches for "It's a Small World" for 1964 NY Fair

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A rare picture of Mary Blair at work on the design of Small World for the 1964 NY fair.

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

An undersea dwelling of the future, from GM’s Futurama II at the 1964 World’s Fair,

Vintage New York World's Fair Tourism Ad ~ United Air Lines

"The Flintstones at the New York World's Fair" Cover Illustrated by Mel Crawford, Interior comic illustrated by various artists - 1964 (This is pure genius.)

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

  • Felipe Santillan
    Felipe Santillan

    I remember almost all of this stuff from a Disney book. Love it. Makes me feel when I was 6 or 7 (I was born in 1964)

  • Theresa Vereline
    Theresa Vereline

    So cool i was 14 lol

concept art for the 1962 Seattle Fair Space Needle

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Walt Disney in front of the Tower of the Four Winds, "It's a Small World" Exhibit, 1964 World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, New York.

US Government building, 1933 Chicago World's Fair