Nov. 14, 2020

The World's Fair - Part 1 (Listener Request)

The World's Fair - Part 1 (Listener Request)

Shout out to listener Stacey who reached out and ask that I cover the history of the World's Fairs in the United States.

There have been A LOT of them - and a lot of cool and amazing advancements have come about thanks to these demonstrations of new ideas, inventions and national pride. So much, in fact, that this will be a multi-part episode.

This week I cover the origins of World's Fairs, what brought them to the United States and how they differed from their counterparts. Enjoy!

Sources Used This Episode:

  • Bureau of International Exhibitions, Philadelphia (LINK
  • The Free Library of of Philadelphia, Digital Collections: Centennial Exhibition (LINK)
  • Women's Pavilions, 1876 Centennial Exhibition by Lucy Davis, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (LINK)
  • Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition by Linda P. Gross, Theresa R. Snyder
  • The Great Exhibition 1851 by Ben Johnson, Historic UK: The History and Heritage Accommodation Guide (LINK)
  • Exhibition in the Palace: A Bibliographic Essay by Earle E. Coleman
  • "The Exhibition of the Industries of all Nations," (LINK