Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair

For your entertainment over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have a treat for you: the full version of Westinghouse’s promotional film “The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair”! In this video, you can see some of the spectacular … Continue reading

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Walter Dorwin Teague on Exhibit Design

“…[T]oday many exhibitors come to fairs, not actually to sell wares…they see here an opportunity to meet the public face to face, explain the social value of their operations and justify their existence.” -Walter Dorwin Teague, “Exhibition Technique,” American Architect and … Continue reading

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Fantasy land in San Francisco

One of the most memorable features of the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco was its color.  Lush gardens of beautiful flowers and clever lighting effects on buildings and fountains made an impact on more than … Continue reading

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Pinball game anyone?

A fun object to look for in the Designing Tomorrow exhibition is a pinball game, the “World’s Fair Jig-Saw” designed by Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company in honor of the 1933-34 A Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago,  touted as “the mightiest sensation … Continue reading

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