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Exhibitions

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

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

Proposed DuPont Company Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair presentation book

 Collection
Accession: 2455
Abstract:

Domenico Mortellito (1906-1994) was a muralist, sculptor, and designer noted for his work in plastics and other synthetic materials. He worked with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1945 to 1979. The 1964, the 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 Mortellito's designer presentation book of the proposed DuPont Company pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Dates: 1964

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

 Collection
Accession: 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

Samuel Francis Du Pont letter regarding Crystal Palace in New York

 Collection
Accession: 0660
Abstract:

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The three page letter written to an unidentified colonel discusses the opening of the Crystal Palace in New York as part of the "Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations" World's Fair.

Dates: 1853 July 5

Samuel Francis Du Pont letter to T. Sedgwick

 Collection
Accession: 0129
Abstract:

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The letter from du Pont to Theodore Sedwick (1811-1859) concerning administrative arrangements for an exhibit du Pont was superintendent at the World's Fair in New York.

Dates: 1853 November 18

St. Louis exposition in a nutshell, viewbook

 Collection
Accession: 2003-219
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. 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," compiled by Elizabeth B. Satterthwaite manuscript and photographs, copies

 Collection
Accession: 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) founded the company in 1855. The firm remained in family control until 1955. This collection consists of a two-volume typescript "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. The copy images in the collection include portraits of Disston family members, board members, and employees and interior and exterior images of the Disston Saw Works in Tacony, a suburb of Philadelphia.

Dates: circa 1850-1920

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

 Collection
Accession: 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
Accession: 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
Accession: 2004-239-1
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. 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
Accession: 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
Accession: 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

World's Columbian Exposition pop-up books

 Collection
Accession: 2005-274
Abstract:

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. 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 "pop-up books" from the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition souvenir flyer

 Collection
Accession: 2004-261
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 is a flyer advertising the American Aristotype Paper and G. Cramer photographic dry plates.

Dates: 1893.

World's Fair and travel postcards

 Collection
Accession: 2012-224
Abstract:

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs.

Dates: 1933-1955

World's Fair ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 2011-210
Abstract:

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months. This is a small collection of ephemera from various World's Fairs.

Dates: 1933-1965

"World's Fair March Collection" book of sheet music

 Collection
Accession: 2005-225
Abstract:

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. 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 item is a book containing a collection of thirty-nine marching songs written as instrumentals for the piano.

Dates: 1892