EXHIBITIONS

Ken Ford

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2015/16 ACQUISITIONS

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939

LEFT: World's Fair Medallions - one commemorating 'Washington's 150th Inauguration Anniversary', the other from the 'Medicine and Health Building'.

RIGHT: Greyhound sightseeing tours of the Fair by bus, road train and boat with routres and fares.

A book of photos of the Fair

BELOW LEFT: A postcard from the British Pavilion

BELOW Luggage labels and car stickers.

LEFT: A glass fronted plaque showing the Trylon and Perisphere with an integral thermometer.The Trylon was 610ft tall and the Perisphere had a diameter of 180ft.

RIGHT: A copy of the Illustrated London News from 29th April, 1939 that has eighteen pages devoted to the Fair

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964

CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR 1933

BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924

Life and Look magazines featuring the World's Fair and a book on the subject

THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951

BRUSSELS EXPO 1958

The ashtray above features the 102m Atomium representing nine iron atoms in the form of a crystal.

The five View-Master reels show scenes at the 1958 Expo in 3-D

ABOVE: The Picture Post; The Illustrated London News; The Daily Graphic and The Sketch magazine

BELOW:Illustrated; 20th Century Architecture; Abram Games' Symbol; Festivals in York and Bristol

A jigsaw of the South Bank Exhibition with its box; First Day Cover; guides to touring exhibitions on land and on the ship Campania; Festival Week in Burnley and Festival Spoon

GLASGOW EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1938

Souvenir items from the Exhibition: a silver plated teaspoon; a side plate; a hankerchief. All of them feature The Tower of Empire which was 300ft high. Designed by Thomas S. Tait it could hold 200 people on the three balconies at the top.

MONTREAL EXPO 67

Number Plate, Guides and stamped sheets for Pavilions visited

CRYSTAL PALACE 1911 AND 1851

On the left is a souvenir pill box from the Crystal Palace at Sydenham where the 1911 Festival of Empire was held.

 

Medallion is from the Great Exhibition of 1851 which lists many statistics of the Crystal Palace.