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:
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- 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," AmericasBestHistory.com (LINK)