Sunday, January 28, 2018

E X H I B I T I O N S . . . of the past

1939 World's Fair in California, a color illustration of Pacifica
the 1939 World's Fair in California:   the first World's Fair was in 1791 Prague  Bohemia and the next will be Expo 2020 in Dubai.   There have also been many smaller expositions over the years.   Here are a few . . . 
      
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a nudist colony on display at the 1936 California Pacific International Exposition
a nudist colony on display at the 1936 California Pacific 
International Exposition       click image twice for full size
      
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Alpha The Robot at the 1936 California Pacific International Exposition
"Alpha The Robot"  smoked cigarettes and fired a pistol at the 1936 California Pacific International Exposition
      
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Louisiana Purchase expo, or the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair Temple Of Mirth
"The Temple Of Mirth"   at the Louisiana Purchase expo,  known as the
1904 St. Louis World's Fair       click twice
      
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at Expo '61 in Turin 1961
at Expo '61 in Turin,  1961       see full size
      
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a Verner Panton psychedelic installation at the 1970 Cologne Furniture Fair
a Verner Panton installation at the
1970 Cologne Furniture Fair
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the 1893 Worlds Fair fire in a photograph
a deadly fire at the 1893 World's Fair       click twice
      
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1873 Cincinnati Industrial Exposition mossy gardens, an illustration
the 1873 Cincinnati Industrial Exposition       click twice

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Expo 2008 in Spain, World's Fair, a color photograph of the Aragon Pavilion
part of Expo 2008 in Spain
     
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Corn Palace at the 1908 Louis & Clark Expo in Portland Oregon, decorated with corn, a photograph
the Corn Palace at the 1908 Louis & Clark Expo in Portland Oregon,
decorated with corn       click twice

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the 1909 Dresden photography exposition poster with metallic gold ink the 1909 Dresden photography exposition poster
     
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at the 1939 Soviet VDNKh exhibition
the 1939 Soviet VDNKh exhibition
    
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the underground aquarium at the 1878 L'Exposition de Paris, an illustration
the aquarium at the 1878 L'Exposition de Paris       click twice
        
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a poster for the 1968 San Antonio World's Fair in Texas the 1968 San Antonio World's Fair in Texas 
        
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1947 Centennial Victory Exposition poster in Monrovia, a celebration of independence
the 1947 Centennial Victory Exposition in Monrovia,  a celebration
of independence       click twice
     
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STRIPORAMA burlesque at the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, a photograph
burlesque at the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto
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the USSR pavilion at Canada's Expo '67, a color photograph including a giant hammer and sickle sculpture the USSR pavilion at Canada's Expo '67 ... Moot Point was in that building in 1967

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a color poster for the Ersatzmittel Ausstellung of 1918, an exhibition of substitute materials 
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a photograph of the Palais de l'Air at the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale
the Palais de l'Air at the 1937 Paris Expo Internationale       click twice
           
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a color photograph of the Rainbow Tower at Expo '70 in Japan, 1970 the Rainbow Tower at Expo '70 in Japan,  1970
          
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a color photograph of a giant parade float at Expo '70 in Japan
Expo '70 in Japan
    
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the Swiss pavilion at Expo '70 in Japan       click twice
      
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the 1902 London Exhibition, an illustration of an amusement boat ride called "A Voyage on the River Styx"
the 1902 London Exhibition ... a boat ride through the mythical afterlife in the underworld
      
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a color photograph of displays at the 1961 Milan Fair
a display at the 1961 Milan Fair       click twice

    
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gondolas and a fire boat in Machinery Hall at the 1888 Cincinnati Expo, a photograph
gondolas and a fire boat in Machinery Hall at the 1888 Cincinnati Expo 
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the Atomium under construction at the 1958 Brussels World Fair
the Atomium under construction at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair
      
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the 1904 Louisiana Purchase expo shuttle train interior photograph showing details and two passengers
the 1904 World's Fair shuttle train interior       click twice
      
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the 1964 New York World's Fair under the "Tent of Tomorrow", a color photograph
the 1964 New York World's Fair under the 'Tent of Tomorrow'
      
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the General Motors pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair, a color photograph
part of the General Motors pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair
      
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a color illustration of General Cigar Corporation's smoke ring machine at the 1964 New York World's Fair
General Cigar Corporation's smoke ring machine at the 1964 New York World's Fair
      

Sunday, January 21, 2018

S T A R B U R S T S

asterix starburst
         
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color photograph of  an enlarged view of 1960 linoleum flooring with starbursts.
1960 linoleum flooring with starbursts:  all tiny children are familiar with their family flooring
     
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color photograph of a mid century light fixture with red fins
a mid century light fixture
     
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Erik Nitsche starbursts pattern
a pattern by Erik Nitsche
     
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1940s Maxwell House Coffee with a starburst
1940s Maxwell House Coffee       see full size
         
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1961 interior ornament with starbursts
1961 interior ornament
     
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a busy 1955 Television Studio, aerial or birdseye view
a 1955 television studio       click image twice for full size
     
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a 1665 illustration of a passing Comet
a 1665 illustration of a passing Comet
     
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a color photograph of 1966 toilet paper with green starbursts
was 1966 green ink safe for personal use?
        
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Mr. Magoo's chair, a background from an old UPA animation with starbursts, a purple chair
Mr. Magoo's chair: a background from an old UPA animation
     
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a color photograph of Glo Cleanser scrubbing powder, 1950s-60s packaging with starbursts 
Glo Cleanser scrubbing powder,  1950s-60s

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a Mitch O'Connell illustration, teenage girl on telephone with starburst clock
a Mitch O'Connell illustration       click twice
     
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a1957 George Nelson starburst clock
a 1957 George Nelson clock       click twice

     
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a George Nelson starbust clock
George Nelson
     
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the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Star Pylon
the 1939 New York Worlds Fair "Star Pylon",  varnished wood with tube lighting
     
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a 1940s cinema ticket booth
a 1940s cinema ticket booth       click twice
     
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a D. Botts 1957 illustration, purple woman with starbursts
a D. Botts 1957 illustration
     
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a color photograph of a 1930s table radio in wood with starbursts a 1930s table radio
     
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a color photograph close-up of a purple 1960s Philips shaver for young women, with starburst
a 1960s Philips shaver for young women
     
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a photograph of a 1949 starburst chandelier, modern gone wrong
a bizarre spectacle of senseless design in this 1949 hotel
     
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a photograph of a 1968 giant starburst chandelier, brutalist
a 1968 starburst chandelier     click twice

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a color photograph of Papermate Lady Capri ballpoint pens for women, 1960? starbursts
Papermate Lady Capri ballpoint pens for women,  1960?
         
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a color photograph of the Astral Fountain at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, starburst
the Astral Fountain at the 1964 New York world's fair:
The Astral Fountain features a central column of water 70 feet high, ringed with 40 jets flowing at the rate of 5,600 gallons per minute. The configuration is enhanced by a fretwork of a star-patterned design, 60 feet high and 60 feet in diameter, that rotates around the central column at a speed of two feet per second. The structure is adorned with 120 star-set nozzles ejecting lacy streams of water totaling 2,600 gallons per minute, producing an unusual and delightful display.
    

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a close up color photograph of the Astral Fountain at the 1964 World's Fair, starburst
a closer look at the Astral Fountain
     
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a photograph of a giant statue with a starburst screen at the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Fancisco
at the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco
     
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a color photograph of inside the monorail at the 1962 Seattle world's fair, starburst
a view from inside the monorail at the 1962 Seattle world's fair
     
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1960 linoleum with starbursts
1960 linoleum
     
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a color photograph of 1960 starburst linoleum for a bedroom floor
1960 linoleum flooring
     
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color photograph of a 1957 modern interior with atomic starburst clock
1957 starbursts on the carpet:  the clock has a 1950s atomic  style to it's starburst
     
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photograph of a 1961 hospital entrance with starbursts
a 1961 hospital entrance with starbursts