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Exhibitions

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: World's fairs; International expositions.

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

1836 Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-006
Abstract: Founded in 1846, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was a leading industrial and transportation force throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection features a cyanotype and a photographic copy print of an image depicting the first passenger car created for PRR, most likely taken in 1893 in relation to Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
Dates: circa 1893

1893 World's Fair souvenir playing cards

 Collection
Identifier: 1977-216
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Two copies of a deck of playing cards illustrated with color lithographic views of various buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition.
Dates: circa 1893

1933 Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-299
Abstract: The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. The theme was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms." This collections consists of two items from the Exposition. One item is a folded card containing five sets of sewing needles and a threader. The second item is a set of eleven souvenir cards from Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium, with original envelope and booklet.
Dates: 1933

1939 New York World's Fair AT&T telephone exhibit photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-230
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This small collection consists of eight photographs showing telephone operators at the long-distance telephone exhibit in the American Telephone & Telegraph Building (AT&T).
Dates: 1939

1939 New York World's Fair ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-298
Abstract: The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. Nearly 45 million people visited the New York World's Fair. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This collections consists of four items from the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940: a set of poster stamps, a ticket book, an advertisement for Coca-Cola, and a Scot Tissue paper towel wrapper.
Dates: 1939-1940

1939 New York World's Fair officially licensed scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-227
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a paper-bound scrapbook with empty pages.
Dates: 1939

1939 New York World's Fair "peep show" toy

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-276
Abstract: The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island between April 30, 1930 and October 31, 1939. This item is a fold-out lens-less paper "peep show" showing George Washington and colonial figures looking into a hole which, when item is unfolded, reveals a scene of "The World of Tomorrow" at the New York World's Fair of 1939.
Dates: 1939

1939 New York World's Fair postcard sets

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-251
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The collection consists of two sets of different postcards from the 1939 New York World's Fair. One set by Underwood & Underwood shows miscellaneous scenes at the fair, primarily buildings. The other set is comprised of photographs of the sculpture at the Fair, printed by the Meridien Gravure Co., Meridien, Connecticut.
Dates: 1939-1940

1939 New York World's Fair postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 1972-320
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The collection consists of postcards featuring exterior and aerial views of the New York World's Fair grounds.
Dates: 1939-1940

1939 New York World's Fair poster

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-236
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a poster advertising the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1939

1939 New York World's Fair souvenirs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-223
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This small collection consists of souvenir items from the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1939; 1949

1964 New York World's Fair ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-265
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of four ephemera items from the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1964

1964 New York World's Fair, General Motors "Futurama" exhibit flyer

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-205
Abstract: The General Motors Corporation is an American automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and known for the Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet models. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." The General Motors exhibit titled, "Futurama II' showed superhighways and ultramodern architecture. This item is a mailable one-fold brochure about the General Motors display at the New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1965

1964 New York World's Fair greeting cards

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-229
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of twelve greetings cards which are illustrated with color drawings (architects' renderings) of various buildings from the fair.
Dates: 1963

1964 New York World's Fair paper place mat

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-232
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This item is an advertising place mat printed in two colors with drawings of scenes from the upcoming world's fair.
Dates: 1963

1964 New York World's Fair Pictures official flash card set

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-235
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." The cards are illustrated on one side with an artist's color illustration of the exterior of a pavilion or a sight at the New York World's Fair. The reverse side has text in three languages (English, French, Spanish) and information about the particular building or sight.
Dates: circa 1961-1963

1964 New York World's Fair postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-218
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of four blank postcards showing scenes from the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965. The set is titled, "Official world's fair post cards by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y."
Dates: 1964

1964 New York World's Fair poster

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-237
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This item is a poster advertising the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1964

1964 New York World's Fair slides

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-202
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This is a small collection of slides showing various views of the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1964

A Century of Progress panoramic lithograph

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-233
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. This item is a colorful printed panoramic overview of Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition fair grounds.
Dates: 1934

Centennial Exhibition buildings print

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-217
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This print gives a general view of the grounds and buildings.
Dates: circa 1876

Centennial Exhibition photographs and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-255
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundreth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This collection contains Centennial Exhibition photographs, albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera
Dates: circa 1872-1877

Centennial Exhibition puzzle blocks

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-314
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. Five wooden "jigsaw" puzzles showing buildings at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. Also five prints of the same views as the ones on the puzzle, and the original wooden box.
Dates: 1876

Centennial Exposition photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-122
Abstract: The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. The collection consists of eight photographic prints with views of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition buildings and grounds.
Dates: 1876

Centennial scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-297
Abstract: The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This item is an empty scrapbook with a decorative cover celebrating the Centennial Exhibition.
Dates: circa 1876

Century of Progress miniature photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-258
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. This collection contains twenty-five miniature views show landmarks in the city of Chicago and fourteen exterior views of different buildings and amusements at the 1933 Century of Progress exhibition.
Dates: 1933-1934

"Chicago" souvenir viewbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-245
Overview: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Souvenir view book of Chicago, Illinois, including view of the World's Fair.
Dates: 1892

Edith Marion DeBlois collection of Expo 67 publications and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: 2329
Abstract: Edith Marion DeBlois (1920-2000) was a native Canadian with an interest in foreign travel and a season pass to the Expo 67. Expo 67 was an international exposition that took place in in Montréal, Québec from April 27 to October 29, 1967 to celebrate Canada's centennial. The theme was "Man and his World." These materials were collected by DeBlois while attending Expo 67. This small collection includes many of the official guides and maps issued by the fair, as well as specialized pamphlets dealing with particular themes or exhibits. DeBlois also compiled a series of scrapbooks documenting her attendance at various exhibits and performances.
Dates: 1966-1967

Everett Worthington, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: 2677
Abstract: The Everett Worthington Inc. records contain correspondence, purchase orders, design requests, and contractual letters. Clients include, but are not limited to, Stromberg-Carlson, Cincinnati Victor Company, Coca-Cola, Toastmaster, Story & Clark Piano Company, Gillette Safety Razor Company, Robert W. Irwin Company, Waterbury Clock Company and General Motors. Renderings, sketches and photographs detail completed projects. Chicago's 1933 A Century of Progress International Exposition, and the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio are well represented. Everett E. Worthington was an industrial designer whose career began in 1915 in San Francisco, and continued in Chicago and New York City.
Dates: 1925-1938

Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-290
Abstract: The Paris Colonial Exposition was a six month exhibit held outside of Paris, France in 1931 displaying the culture and resources of the colonial possessions of France. Opening May 6, 1931, the exhibition was visited by an estimated crowd of seven to nine million people. This collection includes twenty eight photographs of architectural renderings of buildings at the exposition, two photographs of models of buildings, six photographs of the actual buildings (some under construction), and one portrait photograph of M. Marcel Oliver (circa 1880s-1940s), an organizer of the event and former Governor-General of Madagascar. Each photograph is stamped on the back and has the name of the architect responsible.
Dates: 1931

For peace and freedom :The official song of the World's Fair of 1940 in New York sheet music

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-242
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is the sheet music for the official song of the 1939/1940 New York's World's Fair.
Dates: 1940

French exhibit at the Exposicion Internacional del Centenario album

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-286
Abstract: The Exposicion Internacional del Centenario commemorated the centennial of the May Revolution in Argentina and its consequent independence from Spain. It was an international exhibition that was held in 1910 between May and November in the capital of Buenos Aires. The photographs in the album consist of views of France's exhibit and include the exterior and interior of the pavilion.
Dates: 1910

General views of the 1939 New York World's Fair official photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-246
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The collection consists of ten photographs of the New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1939

Helen Baker Cushman picture collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-270
Overview: Helen Baker Cushman (1922-) was the founder and manager of H.M. Baker Associates, consultants in business archives and records from 1958 to 1993, headquartered in Westfield, New Jersey. In the course of conducting her business, Cushman collected a wide variety of business publications, trade cards, ephemera, and other memorabilia with special emphais on world expositions. She also assembled her own general picture archive for use in her business.
Dates: circa 1700-1993

James H. Yeager photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-207
Abstract: James Henry Yeager (1911-1986) was the industrial photographer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for thirty years, between 1946 and 1976. The first half of this collection contains photographs taken by James H. Yeager during his tenure at Bethlehem Steel as industrial photographer. The second half the this collection consists of photos and slides taken by Yeager while traveling in Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, and to a lesser degree Washington, DC and the southern United States.
Dates: 1939-1980

Louisiana Purchase Exposition postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-219
Overview: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Three postcards show buildings from the exposition.
Dates: 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition stereoviews

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-214
Overview: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Seven stereoviews show scenes from the fair.
Dates: 1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition viewbook

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-219
Abstract: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Exhibitions covered achievements in the fine arts, science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, government, and education. This souvenir viewbook shows buildings at the fair and is accordion folded and in color.
Dates: 1904

Milton Bradley's Official World's Fair Game and Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-206
Abstract: The Milton Bradley Company is a creator and manufacturer of board games located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of two Milton Bradley products, the Official World's Fair Game and the Official World's Fair Jigsaw Puzzle.
Dates: 1963-1964

New York Crystal Palace for the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, lithograph

 Collection
Identifier: 1968-002
Abstract: E. C. Kellogg and Co. was a lithography firm in Hartford, Connecticut between 1851 and 1854. The item is a hand-colored lightograph of the New York Crystal Palace for the New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations.
Dates: circa 1853

New York World's Fair postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-205
Abstract: The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island between April 30, 1930 and October 31, 1939. This small collection consists of three official postcards of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Dates: 1939

Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographic souvenir viewbook

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-253
Abstract: The item is a small novelty souvenir viewbook from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It opens up to display fifteen attached, folded halftone photographic views of the San Francisco area. The exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco for nine months in 1915. The official reason for it was to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal. It also furnished a platform to showcase a revitalized San Francisco that had been devastated by the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.
Dates: 1916

Sally Rand's fan dance at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair photographic reproductions

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-209
Abstract: Sally Rand (1904-1979) was a burlesque dancer, most well-known for her performances of the "bubble dance" and the "fan dance." The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. The theme was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms."This small collection consists of eight copy prints made from photographs of Sally Rand's Fan Dance which she performed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
Dates: 1933

St. Louis exposition in a nutshell, viewbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-219
Overview: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. A novelty souvenir viewbook, with forty-two small halftone views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition accordion folded into an actual walnut shell, fastened with a ribbon.
Dates: 1904

The Disston History photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1977-227
Abstract: Henry Disston & Sons, Inc. was a major manufacturer of saws and other woodworking tools and one of the largest industrial firms in Philadelphia. Henry Disston (1819-1878), the founded the company in 1855. The firm remained in family control until 1955. The collection consists of images copied from "The Disston History," a genealogy of the Disston family and a company history of Henry Disston and Sons, Inc., compiled by family members and genealogist Elizabeth B. Satterthwaite (1856-1948) in 1920.
Dates: circa 1850-1920

The Fair of the Iron Horse : Baltimore and Ohio Centenary Exhibition and Pageant souvenir postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-280
Abstract: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in the nation began operating in 1827. It spanned as far north as New York and as far west as St. Louis and Chicago. This is a small collection of souvenir postcards that were published for the The Fair of the Iron Horse, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary exhibition and pageant of 1927. It was held near Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1927

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair tickets

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-223
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four printed tickets to the World's Columbian Exposition, each bearing a different portrait: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, a Native American.
Dates: 1893

Worlds Columbian Exposition fan

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-239-1
Overview: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Souvenir paper fan containing a colored lithographic bird's-eye-view of the fairgrounds.
Dates: circa 1893

World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-264
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Dates: circa 1893

World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-235
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades.
Dates: 1893