Friday, April 09, 2010

World Fairs


From the London exposition of 1851 in the Crystal Palace through the 1939 World’s Fairs on New York’s Flushing Meadows and San Francisco’s Treasure Island, these momentous international expositions feature in the 2007 Beinecke Library exhibition, World’s Fairs and the Landscapes of the Modern Metropolis. The Library's World’s Fair collection includes posters, photographs, pamphlets, commemorative books, maps, government reports, and a rich array of colorful vintage ephemera covering a century of world expositions.
Link: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/worldfairs.html
Access: Free