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Thread Title Which Exposition/Worlds fair would you of liked to attend? Columbian, Centennial, NY, 1933, St Loius etc?


Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 10:58 AM
Posted By: tydye (Expert Collector)

While you can view the medals you cant bring any back with you - you are just a spectator. Otherwise everyone would pick Centennial or Columbian.

I think 1939 would be my choice. I like art deco styling plus it crosses over with my other hobby - classic and antique cars.

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Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 11:03 AM
Posted By: garrynot (Collector)

I am from Chicago. Either would be my choice. The Columbian would be interesting since none of the buildings and landmarks exist anymore. The 1933-34 World's Fair would be interesting because of, as you said, the art deco style, and i would like to see the "futuristic" exhibitions and compare those to what actually occurred.

 08/06/2010 11:03:49|U



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 11:12 AM
Posted By: tydye (Expert Collector)

from wikipedia - here is a list. Now here is challenge - one token from each
1750s

1756 - London, Great Britain - First Exhibition (1756) - sponsored by the Society of Arts
[edit]1790s

1798 - Belgin, France - First Exhibition (1798) and Second Exhibition (1798) in Europe
[edit]1800s

1802 - Paris, France - Third Exposition (1802)
[edit]1820s

1829 - New York City, United States - American Institute Fair
1829 - Turin, Sardinia - Prima Triennale Pubblica Esposizione dell’anno 1829
[edit]1840s

1844 - Paris, France - French Industrial Exposition of 1844
1846 - Genoa, Sardinia - Esposizione dei Prodotti e delle Manufatture nazionale
1849 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Exposition of British Society (1849)
1849 - United Kingdom - First Exhibition of British Manufacturers (1849)
[edit]1850s

1850 - Turin, Sardinia
1851 - London, United Kingdom - Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations -- The Crystal Palace
1852 - Cork, United Kingdom - Irish Industrial Exhibition (1852)
1853 - New York, United States - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853)
1853 - Dublin, United Kingdom - Great Industrial Exhibition (1853)
1854 - Genoa, Sardinia - Esposizione Industriale
1854 - Munich, Bavaria - Allgemeine deutsche Industrie-Ausstellung (1854)
1854 - Melbourne, Victoria - Melbourne Exhibition (1854) (in conjunction with Exposition Universelle (1855))
1855 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1855)
1855 - Dublin, United Kingdom - Dublin International Exhibition (1855)
1857 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Art Treasures Exhibition (1857) at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Stretford
1858 - Turin, Sardinia
[edit]1860s

1862 - London, United Kingdom - 1862 International Exhibition
1865 - Oporto, Portugal
1867 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1867)
[edit]1870s

1870 - Sydney, New South Wales - Intercolonial Exhibition (1870)
1871 - London, United Kingdom - First Annual International Exhibition (1871)
1872 - London, United Kingdom - Second Annual International Exhibition (1872)
1872 - Lima, Peru - Exposicion Internacional de 1872
1872 - Lyon, France - Exposition Universelle et Internationale (1872)
1872 - Kyoto, Japan - Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1872)
1873 - London, United Kingdom - Third Annual International Exhibition (1873)
1873 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Weltausstellung 1873 Wien
1873 - Sydney, New South Wales - Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition (1873)
1874 - London, United Kingdom - Fourth Annual International Exhibition (1874)
1874 - Dublin, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1874)
1874 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione internazionale (1874) (never held)
1875 - Santiago, Chile - Exposicion Internacional de 1875
1875 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition (1875)
1875 - Nizhni Novgorod, Russia - Nizhni Novgorod Fair (1875)
1875 - Sydney, New South Wales - Intercolonial Exhibition (1875)
1875 - Santiago, Chile - Exposición Internacional de Chile
1876 - Philadelphia, United States - Centennial Exposition
1876 - Brisbane, Queensland - Intercolonial Exhibition (1876)
1877 - Cape Town, Cape Colony - South African International Exhibition (1877)
1877 - Tokyo, Japan - First National Industrial Exhibition (1877) (Ueno Park)
1878 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1878)
1878 - Ballarat, Victoria - Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1878)
1879 - Sydney, New South Wales - Sydney International Exhibition (1879)
1879 - Melbourne, Victoria - Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1879)
[edit]1880s

1880 - Melbourne, Victoria - Melbourne International Exhibition (1880)
1881 - Atlanta, United States - International Cotton Exposition (1881)
1881 - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - Országos Magyar Nöiparkiállitás (1881)
1882 - Bordeaux, France - Exposition internationale des vins (1882)
1882 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Exposición Continental Sud-Americana (1882)
1883 - Boston, United States - The American Exhibition of the Products, Arts and Manufactures of Foreign Nations (1883)
1883 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Internationale Koloniale en Uitvoerhandel Tentoonstelling (1883) (International Colonial Exhibition)
1883 - Calcutta, India - Calcutta International Exhibition (1883)
1883 - Parramatta, New South Wales - Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1883)
1883 - Louisville, United States - Southern Exposition
1883 - New York City, United States - World's Fair (1883) (never held)
1884 - New Orleans, United States - World Cotton Centennial (1884) (New Orleans Universal Exposition and World's Fair), (World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exhibition), (New Orleans Centennial)
1884 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian International Exhibition 1884 of Wine, Fruit, Grain & other products of the soil of Australasia with machinery, plant and tools employed
1884 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - International Forestry Exhibition (1884)
1884 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Generale Italiana (1884)
1885 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorians' Jubilee Exhibition (1885) (Jubilee of Victoria Exhibition)
1885 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition Universelle d'Anvers (1885)
1885 - Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand Industrial Exhibition (1885)
1885 - New Orleans, United States - North, Central and South American Exposition (1885)
1885 - London, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Inventions
1886 - London, United Kingdom - Colonial and Indian Exhibition (1886)
1886 - Melbourne, Victoria
1886 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art (1886)
1886 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry (1886)
1887 - Adelaide, South Australia - Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition (1887)
1887 - Geelong, Victoria - Geelong Jubilee Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition (1887)
1887 - London, United Kingdom - American Exhibition (1887)
1887 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione mondiale (1887)
1888 - Melbourne, Victoria - Victorian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition (1888), Centennial International Exhibition
1888 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - International Exhibition (1888)
1888 - Brussels, Belgium - Grand Concours International des Sciences et de l'Industrie (1888)
1888 - Barcelona, Spain - Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888)
1888 - Lisbon, Portugal - Exposição Industrial Portugueza (1888)
1888 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Nordic Exhibition of 1888
1889 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1889) - Eiffel Tower
1889 - Dunedin, New Zealand - New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition (1889)
1889 - Buffalo, United States - International Industrial Fair (1889)
[edit]1890s

1890 - Bremen, Germany - Nord-West-Deutsche Gewerbe und Industrie-Ausstellung (1890)
1891 - Moscow, Russia - Exposition française (1891)
1891 - Frankfurt, Germany - International Electro-Technical Exhibition – 1891
1891 - Kingston, Jamaica - International Exhibition (1891)
1891 - Launceston, Tasmania - Tasmanian International Exhibition (1891)
1891 - Prague, Austria-Hungary - General Land Centennial Exhibition (1891) at the Prague Exhibition Grounds [1]
1892 - Genoa, Italy - Esposizione Italo-Americana (1892)
1892 - Madrid, Spain - Exposición Histórico-Americana (1892)
1892 - Washington, DC, United States - Exposition of the Three Americas (1892) (never held)
1893 - Chicago, United States - World's Columbian Exposition
1893 - Kimberley, Cape Colony - South Africa and International Exhibition (1893)
1893 - New York City, United States - World's Fair Prize Winners' Exposition (1893)
1894 - San Francisco, United States - California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894
1894 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition Internationale d'Anvers (1894)
1894 - Lyon, France - Exposition internationale et coloniale (1894)
1894 - Oporto, Portugal - Exposição Insular e Colonial Portugueza (1894)
1895 - Hobart, Tasmania - Tasmanian International Exhibition (1895)
1895 - Ballarat, Victoria - Australian Industrial Exhibition (1895)
1895 - Atlanta, United States - Cotton States and International Exposition (1895) (Atlanta Exposition)
1896 - Berlin, Germany - Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1896)
1896 - Mexico City, Mexico - International Exposition (1896) (never held)
1897 - Brussels, Belgium - Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles (1897)
1897 - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Exposición Centro-Americana (1897)
1897 - Brisbane, Queensland - Queensland International Exhibition (1897)
1897 - Chicago, United States - Irish Fair (1897)
1897 - Nashville, United States - Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition
1897 - Stockholm, Sweden-Norway - Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen (1897)
1898 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Otago Jubilee Industrial Exhibition (1898)
1898 - Omaha, United States - Trans-Mississippi Exposition
1898 - Bergen, Norway - International Fisheries Exposition (1898)
1898 - Munich, Germany - Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen-Ausstellung (1898)
1898 - San Francisco, United States - California's Golden Jubilee (1898)
1898 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Generale Italiana (1898)
1898 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Jubiläums-Ausstellung (1898)
1899 - Coolgardie, Western Australia - Western Australian International Mining and Industrial Exhibition (1899)
1899 - Omaha, United States - Greater America Exposition (1899)
1899 - Philadelphia, United States - National Export Exposition (1899)
1899 - London, United Kingdom - Greater Britain Exhibition (1899)
[edit]1900s

1900 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1900) - Le Grand Palais
1900 - Adelaide, South Australia - Century Exhibition of Arts and Industries (1900)
1901 - Buffalo, United States - Pan-American Exposition
1901 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Glasgow International Exhibition (1901)
1901 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Bosnische Weihnachts-Ausstellung (1901)
1901 - Charleston, United States - South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition (1901)
1902 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna (1902)
1902 - Hanoi, French Indochina - Indo China Exposition Française et Internationale (1902)
1902 - New York City, United States - United States, Colonial and International Exposition (1902) (never held)
1902 - Toledo, Ohio, United States - Ohio Centennial and Northwest Territory Exposition (1902) - (never held)
1903 - Osaka, Japan - National Industrial Exposition (1903)
1904 - St. Louis, United States - Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also called Louisiana Purchase International Exposition and Olympic Games ): 1904 Summer Olympics
1905 - Portland, United States - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition (1905)
1905 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale (1905)
1905 - London, United Kingdom - Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition (1905)
1905 - New York City, United States - Irish Industrial Exposition (1905)
1906 - Milan, Italy - Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione (1906)
1906 - London, United Kingdom - Austrian Exhibition (1906)
1906 - Marseille, France - Exposition coloniale (1906)
1906 - Christchurch, New Zealand - International Exhibition (1906)
1907 - Dublin, United Kingdom - Irish International Exhibition (1907)
1907 - Hampton Roads, United States - Jamestown Exposition
1907 - Chicago, United States - World's Pure Food Exposition (1907)
1907 - Mannheim, Germany - Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung (1907)
1908 - London, United Kingdom - Franco-British Exhibition (1908)
1908 - New York City, United States - International Mining Exposition (1908)
1908 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Exposição Nacional (1908)
1909 - London, United Kingdom - Imperial International Exhibition (1909)
1909 - Nancy, France - Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France
1909 - Seattle, United States - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
1909 - New York City, United States - Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)
1909 - San Francisco, United States - Portolá Festival (1909)
1909 - Quito, Ecuador - Exposición Nacional (1909)
[edit]1910s

1910 - Bogotá, Colombia - Exposición del Centenario de la independencia (1910)
1910 - Nanking, China - Nanyang Industrial Exposition
1910 - Brussels, Belgium - Exposition Universelle et Industrielle des Bruxelles (1910)
1910 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Exposición Internacional del Centenario (1910)
1910 - London, United Kingdom - Japan-British Exhibition (1910)
1910 - San Francisco, United States - Admission Day Festival (1910)
1910 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - Internationale Jagd-Ausstellung (1910)
1911 - Dresden, Germany - International Hygiene Exhibition (1911)
1911 - London, United Kingdom - Coronation Exhibition (1911)
1911 - London, United Kingdom - Festival of Empire (1911)
1911 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione internazionale d'arte (1911)
1911 - Turin, Italy - Esposizione Internazionale delle Industrie e del Lavor (1911)
1911 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Scottish Exhibition, Art and Industry
1911 - New York City, United States - International Mercantile Exposition (1911)
1912 - Manila, Philippines - Philippine Exposition (1912)
1912 - London, United Kingdom - Latin-British Exhibition (1912)
1912 - Tokyo, Japan - Grand Exposition of Japan (1912) (never held)
1913 - Ghent, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale (1913)
1913 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tentoonstelling De Vrouw 1813-1913
1913 - Knoxville, United States - National Conservation Exposition (1913)
1914 - Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - International Exposition of Sea Fishery Industries (1914)
1914 - Cologne, Germany - Werkbund Exposition (1914)
1914 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Universal Exhibition (1914)
1914 - Semarang, Dutch East Indies - Koloniale Tentoonstelling (1914)
1914 - Kristiania, Norway - Norges Jubilæumsutstilling (1914)
1915 - San Francisco, United States - Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915) Palace of Fine Arts
1915 - San Diego, United States - Panama-California Exposition (1915)
1915 - Panama City, Panama - Exposición Nacional de Panama (1915)
1915 - Richmond, United States - Negro Historical and Industrial Exposition (1915)
1915 - Chicago, United States - Lincoln Jubilee and Exposition (1915)
1915 - Washington, DC, United States - National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Celebration (never held)
1917 - San Francisco, United States - Allied War Exposition (1917)
1918 - New York City, United States - Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries (1918)
1918 - Chicago, United States - Allied War Exposition (1918)
1918 - Los Angeles, United States - California Liberty Fair (1918)
[edit]1920s

1921 - London, United Kingdom - International Exhibition of Rubber and Other Tropical Products (1921)
1922 - Marseille, France - Exposition nationale coloniale (1922)
1922 - Tokyo, Japan - Peace Exhibition (1922)
1922 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Exposição do Centenario do Brasil (1922)
1923 - Los Angeles, United States - American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exposition (1923)
1923 - Calcutta, India - Calcutta Exhibition (1923) preparatory to British Empire Exhibition
1923 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Gothenburg Exhibition (1923) - Industrial Exhibition
1924 - Wembley, United Kingdom - British Empire Exhibition
1924 - New York City, United States - French Exposition (1924)
1925 - Lyon, France - Foire (1925)
1925 - San Francisco, United States - California's Diamond Jubilee (1925)
1925 - Dunedin, New Zealand - New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition (1925)
1925 - Paris, France - Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes
1926 - Philadelphia, United States - Sesquicentennial Exposition
1926 - Berlin, Germany - Internationale Polizeiausstellung (1926)
1927 - Lyon, France - Foire internationale (1925)
1928 - Cologne, Germany - Internationale Presse-Ausstellung (1928)
1928 - Long Beach, United States - Pacific Southwest Exposition (1928)
1929 - Barcelona, Spain, and Seville, Spain - Expo '29 (Exposición Ibero-Americana) or (Spain International Exposition)
1929 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - North East Coast Exhibition
1929 - Hangzhou, Republic of China - Westlake Exposition
[edit]1930s

1930 - Antwerp, Belgium - Exposition internationale coloniale, maritime et d'art flamand (1930)
1930 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition internationale de la grande industrie, sciences et applications, art wallon ancien (1930)
1930 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm International Exhibition (1930) (Utställningen av konstindustri, konsthandverk och hemslöjd)
1930 - Trondheim, Norway - Tröndelag Exhibition (1930)
1931 - Milan, Italy - International Foundry Exhibition and Congress (1931)
1931 - Paris, France - Exposition coloniale internationale (1931)
1931 - Yorktown, United States - Yorktown Sesquicentennial (1931)
1933 - Chicago, United States - Century of Progress International Exposition
1934 - Oporto, Portugal - Exposição Colonial Portuguesa (1934)
1934 - Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - Levant Fair (1934)
1935 - Brussels, Belgium - Exposition universelle et internationale (1935)
1935 - San Diego, United States - California Pacific International Exposition (1935)
1935 - Porto Alegre, Brazil -Exposição do Centenario Farroupilha (1935)
1936 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Empire Exhibition (1936)
1936 - Cleveland, United States - Great Lakes Exposition
1936 - Dallas, United States - Texas Centennial Central Exposition (1936)
1937 - Berlin, Germany - Ausstellung (1937)
1937 - Cleveland, United States - Great Lakes Exposition
1937 - Dallas, United States - Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition (1937)
1937 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk
1937 - Miami, United States - Pan American Fair (1937)
1937 - Paris, France - Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937)
1937 - Nagoya, Japan - Nagoya Pan-Pacific Peace Exposition (1937)
1938 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938
1939 - New York City, United States - 1939 New York World's Fair (exhibits included The World of Tomorrow, Futurama, Trylon and Perisphere)
1939 - San Francisco, United States - Golden Gate International Expositionme
1939 - Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand Centennial Exhibition
1939 - Dresden, Germany - Deutsche Kolonial Ausstellung (1939)
1939 - Liège, Belgium - Exposition internationale de l'eau (1939)
1939 - Zürich, Switzerland - Schweizerische Landesausstellung (1939)
[edit]1940s

1940 - Lisbon, Portugal - Exposição do Mundo Português (1940)
1940 - Los Angeles, United States - Pacific Mercado (1940) (never held)
1940 - Naples, Italy - Mostra Triennale delle Terre Italiane d’Oltremare (Triennial Exhibition of Overseas Italian Territories)
1940 - Tokyo, Japan - Grand International Exposition of Japan (1940) (never held)
1942 - Los Angeles, United States - Cabrillo Fair (1942) (never held)
1942 - Rome, Italy - Esposizione universale (1942) (E42) (never held)
1948 - Brussels, Belgium - Foire coloniale (1948)
1949 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince (1949)
[edit]1950s

1951 - London, United Kingdom - Festival of Britain
1953 - Jerusalem, Israel - International Exhibition and Fair Jerusalem Israel Conquest of the desert
1955 - Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic - Feria de la Paz y Confraternidad del Mundo Libre
1957 - Guangzhou, China - Chinese Export Commodities Fair
1959 - Brussels, Belgium - Expo '58 (Exposition Universelle et venti Internationale de Bruxelles) - Atomium
[edit]1960s

1960 - cancelled (planned site: Caracas, Venezuela)
1962 - Seattle, United States - Century 21 Exposition Space Needle
1964 - New York City, United States - 1964/1965 New York World's Fair (note- not sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions)
1967 - Montreal, Canada - Expo 67, (Universal and International Exhibition of 1967) the most successful Fair ever, drawing more than 50 million visitors.
1968 - San Antonio, United States - HemisFair '68
[edit]1970s

1970 - Osaka, Japan - Expo '70 (Japan World Exposition)
1974 - Spokane, United States - Expo '74 (International Exposition on the Environment)
1975 - Okinawa, Japan - Expo '75 (International Ocean Exposition)
[edit]1980s

1982 - Knoxville, United States - 1982 World's Fair (International Energy Exposition) - Sunsphere
1984 - New Orleans, United States - 1984 Louisiana World Exposition
1985 - Tsukuba, Japan - Expo '85
1986 - Vancouver, Canada - Expo '86 (1986 World Exposition)
1988 - Brisbane, Australia - Expo '88 (World Expo '88)
[edit]1990s

1992 - Seville, Spain - Seville Expo '92
1992 - Genoa, Italy - Genoa Expo '92
1992 - cancelled (planned site: Chicago, U.S.)
1993 - Daejeon (Taejon), South Korea - Expo '93
1996 - cancelled (planned site: Budapest, Hungary)
1998 - Lisbon, Portugal - Expo '98
1999 - Kunming, People's Republic of China World Horticultural Exposition
[edit]2000s

2000 - Hanover, Germany - Expo 2000
2000 - Greenwich, London, United Kingdom - Millennium Dome
2001 - cancelled (planned site: Metro Manila, Philippines) [2]
2002 - cancelled (planned site: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)
2002 - Biel, Murten, Neuchâtel and Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland - Expo.02
2004 - cancelled (planned site: Seine-Saint-Denis, France)
2005 - Aichi, Japan - Expo 2005
2008 - Zaragoza, Spain - Expo 2008
[edit]2010s

2010 - Shanghai, China - Expo 2010
2012 - Yeosu, South Korea - Expo 2012
2015 - Milan, Italy - Expo 2015
2017 or 2018 - Expo 2017 or Expo 2018
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway (possible bid)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (possible bid)
Lille, France (possible bid)
Belgrade, Serbia (possible bid)
[edit]2020s

2020 - Expo 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark (proposed bid)[3]
São Paulo, Brazil (proposed bid)
Manila, Philippines (proposed bid)
Montréal, Canada (proposed bid)
New York City, United States (proposed bid)
San Francisco, United States (proposed bid)
Houston, United States (proposed bid)
Los Angeles, United States (proposed bid) [2]
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (proposed bid)[3][4][5]
Bangkok, Thailand (proposed bid)
2022 or 2023 - Expo 2022 or Expo 2023
Columbus, Ohio (proposed bid)
2025 - Expo 2025
2027 or 2028 - Expo 2027 or Expo 2028



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:20 PM
Posted By: baddspellar (Senior Member)

I recently read "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson
Plus, I lived in Chicago for a number of years and visited the Museum of Science and Industry many times, so I know the site.
Columbian all the way. I'd just be sure stay away from H.H. Holmes's hotel.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:30 PM
Posted By: 291fifth (Choose Your Title)



<< I am from Chicago. Either would be my choice. The Columbian would be interesting since none of the buildings and landmarks exist anymore. The 1933-34 World's Fair would be interesting because of, as you said, the art deco style, and i would like to see the "futuristic" exhibitions and compare those to what actually occurred. >>



The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is in the only remaining building from the 1893 Fair. That would be my choice. My mother's paternal grandparents first met at the Exposition.

I would also like to have gone to the 1933/4 Chicago Century of Progress. My mother, who was 7/8 years old at the time, remembers it well. She lived in Chicago and attended the Century of Progress many times. My father's family rented out rooms to out of town visitors. It was a good way to make a bit of extra money during the depression.

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All glory is fleeting.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:36 PM
Posted By: garrynot (Collector)



<<

<< I am from Chicago. Either would be my choice. The Columbian would be interesting since none of the buildings and landmarks exist anymore. The 1933-34 World's Fair would be interesting because of, as you said, the art deco style, and i would like to see the "futuristic" exhibitions and compare those to what actually occurred. >>



The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is in the only remaining building from the 1893 Fair. That would be my choice. My mother's paternal grandparents first met at the Exposition.

I would also like to have gone to the 1933/4 Chicago Century of Progress. My mother, who was 7/8 years old at the time, remembers it well. She lived in Chicago and attended the Century of Progress many times. My father's family rented out rooms to out of town visitors. It was a good way to make a bit of extra money during the depression.
>>



Yes my father's family attended the 1933 Fair also. I misspoke about the Columbian Expo buidings. The Museum is the only landmark left.

 08/06/2010 12:36:44|U



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:45 PM
Posted By: droopyd (Master Collector)

1904 - to get the world's first ice cream cone.

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Me at the Springfield coin show:

50 years into this hobby and I'm still working on my Lincoln set!



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:53 PM
Posted By: magikbilly (Master Collector)

Hi there,

1939 New York World's Fair, no doubt. It has been in interest of mine for over 20 years. Tip of the iceberg, but I have just edited a book about the subject, and most recently I was selected and hired by the National Building Museum to color correct and restore original unpublished candid Kodachrome slides from my own collection of perhaps 400 slides and 1000+ prints to illustrate the NY section of the book Designing Tomorrow - which is being printed now by Yale University Press and will accompany the upcoming exhibit in Washington D.C. (opening October 2, 2010 and running until July 2011). The first show of its kind. My color and b/w restored images will also be enlarged and used at the show itself as part of the exhibit. This Wednesday past, I had an art crating company here to crate (mot impressively) an Owens-Corning glass block which was once part of the Schaeffer Building - installed during construction in 1938 and rescued from demolition in 1941. While moving this crate a little I threw my back out totally I also give walking tours of the old Fair grounds so if ever in NY...

Best,
Eric

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"...to the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned, among gods and their creations, with filth and disease..."



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 12:57 PM
Posted By: cladking (Pretender to the Throne)

The Columbian is supposed to be the most spectacular of all time. Of course you
could see Sally Rand in 1933 though.

I've always felt a little affinity for the '39 NYWF.

It's a tough choice and the 1878 - Paris, France - Exposition Universelle deserves
some consideration.

It's simply incredible that Chicago didn't have something in 1992. Even if Daley be-
lieved it was politically incorrect to honor the man who discovered the new world
on the 500th anniversary he could have at least had a 100th anniversary of the Co-
lumbian Exhibition.

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Tempus fugit.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 1:14 PM
Posted By: NCViking (Member)

Tydye,

Somehow, the 1925 Norse American Centennial Celebration at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds was not on the list.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 1:20 PM
Posted By: cladking (Pretender to the Throne)



<< Tydye,

Somehow, the 1925 Norse American Centennial Celebration at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds was not on the list.
>>



There are a lot not on the list.

It's surprising the '25 Norse American was omitted.

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Tempus fugit.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 1:45 PM
Posted By: magikbilly (Master Collector)

Hi There,

Here is an example of of my images which will be enlarged and shown at the exhibit and an example before-and-after restoration from the book. Enjoy!


The Trylon and Perisphere, gelatin-silver print, 1940 New York World's Fair, Restored Digital File (C) EKL 2010/Collection EKL



The Theme Center from Rainbow Bridge, Kodachrome transparency, 1940 New York World's Fair, Restored Digital File (C) EKL 2010/Collection EKL

Best wishes,
Eric

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"...to the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned, among gods and their creations, with filth and disease..."

 08/06/2010 13:47:00|U



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 2:59 PM
Posted By: MsMorrisine (Choose Your Title)

all of them

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Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 3:09 PM
Posted By: chumley (Collector)

I.ve never even been to a state fair



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 3:10 PM
Posted By: tydye (Expert Collector)

Never been to state fair? In Pa where I live it is a state tradition. Love the fairs.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 3:17 PM
Posted By: tydye (Expert Collector)

Nice work Eric - I will have to keep a look out for it at Barnes and Noble
I have quite a few post cards from various world fairs

The list is a cut and paste from wikipedia - did not mean to omit any.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 3:47 PM
Posted By: LeeG (Colorful Lincolns Rock)

1926 - Philadelphia, United States - Sesquicentennial Exposition

In 1926, Philadelphia hosted a celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United States. This Sesquicentennial Exposition drew exhibitors from around the world and featured speeches, sporting events, a military camp, and an 80 foot tall replica of the Liberty Bell covered in 26,000 light bulbs.




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Virginia troops crossing the Blue Ridge at daybreak,
enroute for Manassas Junction, June 23, 1861.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 4:43 PM
Posted By: magikbilly (Master Collector)

"Nice work Eric - I will have to keep a look out for it at Barnes and Noble
I have quite a few post cards from various world fairs" - Tydye

Hi There

Many thanks for the kind words! I do not think it will be in Barnes and Noble though - it is a college level architecture text. Here is a link:

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930's by The National Building Museum/Yale University Press 2010

Best wishes,
Eric

Edited for spelling.

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"...to the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned, among gods and their creations, with filth and disease..."

 08/06/2010 16:44:57|U



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 5:14 PM
Posted By: BBQnBLUES (Collector)

Without even giving it a second thought !

1915 San Fransico Pan-Pac

Of course I'd just HAVE to buy 2 sets of the commemorative Gold & Silver coins in the copper frame & place in a time capsule... buried on my Grandparents property to be unearthed in the year 2000 by ME !!!

<sigh> if only wishes could come true..



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 5:41 PM
Posted By: Flatwoods (Collector)

1893 Columbian. To see Tesla and Westinghouse of course.



Date Posted: Aug/06/2010 7:53 PM
Posted By: secondrepublic (Expert Collector)

As a Chicagoan, I would love to have visited the 1893 Columbian exposition

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"Men who had never shown any ability to make or increase fortunes for themselves abounded in brilliant plans for creating and increasing wealth for the country at large." Fiat Money Inflation in France, Andrew Dickson White (1912)

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Date Posted: Aug/07/2010 9:41 PM
Posted By: ProofArtworkonCircs (Expert Collector)

<<Which Exposition/Worlds fair would you of liked to attend? Columbian, Centennial, NY, 1933, St Loius etc?>>

My father wanted to attend them all. He was 20 years old in 1893 and could not afford to go. Attendance eluded him until he was 61 years
old and he and his recent bride went to Chicago in 1934. By the time they came home, the wife was pregnant with yours truly.