Saturday, September 26, 2015
Meet Me At the Fair
Remember World's Fairs? When I was a kid I desperately wanted to go to a World's Fair. Seattle was the one I wanted to visit the most. I really wanted to go up into the Space Needle and ride the monorail. Eventually I would do both, though the awe factor was lessened by age.
World's Fairs were basically trade shows writ large. Big companies like General Motors and IBM had their own pavilions, while countries would showcase everything from the arts, national customs, and of course, business opportunities.
Written on the back, "Again the "Unisphere." Notice the beds of flowers. The landscaping was beautiful. In the distance on the right is the New York State Pavilion and tower which we went up into and from which the next picture was taken. New York Worlds Fair May 1965."
The New York World's Fair ran from 1964 through 1965. The Unisphere is still there.