EXHIBITIONS 2017

Ken Ford

RIGHT: inkwell; trinket box; ashtray and a Wedgewood loving cup from the 1924 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley

 

BELOW: a supplement to The Weekly News issued at the end of the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Glasgow

Also from the Glasgow Empire Exhibition:

 

ABOVE: These official postcards, produced by Valentines of Dundee, were the work of Walter Henry Sweet under the pseudonym Brian Gerald (his sons' names).

 

LEFT: A booklet given out by the GPO at their pavilion - which features on the front cover.

 

RIGHT: A first day cover commemorating the 50th anniversary of the exhibition.

A USA 5c stamp and an ashtray each illustrating the Unisphere and The Rocket Thrower at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

ABOVE: An ashtray featuring the 1928 Tyne Bridge, Newcastle is a souvenir from the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition.

On the right is a booklet about the exhibition that was produced in Newcastle to mark the 60th anniversary.

Four special editions of the French magazine L'ILLUSTRATION, produced to celebrate expositions in Paris.

From L. to R. the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs Modernes (two editions - one for the opening, another for the closing) and the 1937 Paris Exposition.

Also from the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs:

 

LEFT: an album of 38 views of the exposition.

 

RIGHT: a night time photograph of the Tour de Bourgogne