Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- World's Fair [March 2014]

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World's Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Louis World's Fair, 1904-1905: "the great Pike of the Worlds Fair"

 

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Early locomotive of the Baltimore & Ohio R.R., dated 1832, at the New york World's Fair, New York City

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The World's Industrial Exhibition of 1853 -- Season Ticket

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The World's Fair polka 1851

 

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Chilson's London World's Fair 1855

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Chicago World's Fair (Columbia Exposition), 1883 - Topics in chronicling America (Newspaper and Periodical Rading Room, Library of Congress)
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Image for The World's Fair, East [i.e.west] entrance to Manufacturer's Building - 1893
Image for Frederick Dourlass' Delivered Speech on Haiti at the World's Fair January 2, 1893
Image for The World's Fair Polka - 1851
Image for A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city?
Image for The great ferris wheel - first erected Chicago 1893 - now at World's Fair, St. Louis

1900

 

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Wanted! 10,000 guest homes, 1000 furnished housed for World's Fair visitors by March 15

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World's Fair. Holland Garden - 1939

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World's Fair. British Building - 1939

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World's Fair. Japanese Pavilion - 1939

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When attending the World's Fair, visit beautiful Sea Cliff 250 ft. altitude: No mosquitos - 1939

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1964 New York World's Fair site in Queens, New York

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President opens New York World's Fair -1939

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[St. Louis World's Fair 1904-1905: "the great Pike of the World's Fair"]

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World's fair. Orrefors crystal fountain - 1939

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Photographs documenting an exhibition for the 1964-1965 World's Fair, New York, New York; and designs for a plaza for Time-Life, Inc., New York, New York

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World's fair - Chicago - -1934 Tour the world at the fair - See fifteen foreign villages

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W.C.Handy on a visit to the grounds of the New York World's Fair 1939 with William Grant Still

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Seventy-one years, or, My life with photography. World's Fair, Sept. 29,1940

 

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Crowd surrounds television at RCA exhibit at 1939 World's Fair

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Skyline, dominated by the Space Needle, which appeared in the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, or "Century 21 Exposition." Seattle, Washington

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Furturama, of the csity of 1960, designed by Norman Bel geddes for the General Motors Exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1939

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DuPont's Wonder World of Chemistry, N.Y. Worlds Fair

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Opening of the World's Fair

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Rock Island at the 1934 World's Fair

Chilson's London World's Fair

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When attending the World's Fair, visit beautiful Sea Cliff 250 ft. altitude: No mosquitos

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New York's Fair

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Air Ship Station, St. Louis World's Fair Grounds

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Art Hill, World's Fair, St. Louis, Mo, 1904

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World's Fair. Italian Pavilion

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World's Fair. Fireworks V

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World's Fair. Police officer

 

 

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World's Fair. Russian Building

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World's Fair. Consolidated Edison Building

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At the "World's Fair" in Tunbridge, Vermont

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1964 New York World's Fair site in Queens, New York

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Woman looking at two television sets, showing the Official World's Fair Color Television Communications Center