Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs and Expositions

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About the Book

This encyclopedia contains individual histories of each of the nearly 100 World’s Fairs and expositions held in more than 20 countries since 1851. This is a thorough revision and updating of the book originally published as A Historical Dictionary of World’s Fairs and Expositions in 1990. The new entries include essays on the world’s fairs to be held in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2008 and in Shanghai, China, in 2010. Many of the original essays have been revised and expanded. Topics covered include goods, tourism, nationalistic competition, architecture, art and culture, and “exhibition fatigue.”
Each fair history has its own annotated bibliography which provides, when possible, the location of relevant primary sources and comments on the quality of secondary sources. Appendices cover the Bureau of International Expositions, fair statistics, fair officials, fairs that did not qualify for inclusion, and fairs that were planned but never held. The book includes a foreword (and appendix) by Vicente González Loscertales, the secretary general of the Bureau of International Expositions.

About the Author(s)

John E. Findling is professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Southeast. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kimberly D. Pelle is director of the Adult Student Center at Indiana University Southeast. She lives in New Albany, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 484
Bibliographic Info: 161 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016 [2008]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6450-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Vicente González Loscertales      1

Preface      3

London 1851

(John R. Davis)      9

Dublin 1853

(Tammy Lau)      15

New York 1853

(Ivan D. Steen)      17

Paris 1855

(Barrie M. Ratcliffe)      21

London 1862

(Thomas Prasch)      27

Dublin 1865

(Miglena Ivanova)      33

Dunedin 1865

(Conal McCarthy)      34

Paris 1867

(Volker Barth)      37

London 1871–1874

(Catherine Dibello and

the Editors)      44

Vienna 1873

(Nadine Rottau)      46

Philadelphia 1876

(Alfred Heller)      52

Paris 1878

(Andrea C. Roeber)      59

Sydney 1879–1880

(Kirsten Orr)      65

Melbourne 1880–1881

(David Dunstan)      67

Atlanta 1881

( James M. Russell)      70

Amsterdam 1883

( John E. Findling)      72

Boston 1883

(Noah W. Sobe)      74

Calcutta 1883–1884

(Thomas Prasch)      75

Louisville 1883–1887

(Carl E. Kramer)      77

New Orleans 1884–1885

(Miki Pfeffer)      79

Antwerp 1885

(Matthew G. Stanard)      84

Edinburgh 1886

(Laurie Dalton)      87

London 1886

(Thomas Prasch)      88

Adelaide 1887

(Lara Anderson)      92

Barcelona 1888

(Gary McDonogh)      94

Glasgow 1888

(Susan Bennett)      95

Melbourne 1888–1889

(David Dunstan)      97

Paris 1889

(Anthony Swift)      100

Dunedin 1889–1890

(Conal McCarthy)      108

Kingston 1891

(Ronald J. Mahoney)      110

Madrid 1892

(David R. Watters)      112

Chicago 1893

(R. Reid Badger)      116

Antwerp 1894

(Matthew G. Stanard)      125

San Francisco 1894

(Arthur Chandler and

Marvin Nathan)      127

Hobart 1894–1895

(Lara Anderson)      132

Atlanta 1895

(Charlene G. Garfinkle)      134

Brussels 1897

(Matthew G. Stanard)      136

Guatemala City 1897

(Laurie Dalton)      139

Nashville 1897

(Charlene G. Garfinkle)      141

Stockholm 1897

(Lars F. Johansson)      145

Omaha 1898

(Charlene G. Garfinkle)      146

Paris 1900

(Robert W. Brown)      149

Buffalo 1901

(Lewis L. Gould and

Kris L. Brackett)      157

Glasgow 1901

(Cristina Carbone)      164

Charleston 1901–1902

( James M. Beeby)      166

Torino 1902

(Cristina Carbone)      168

Hanoi 1902–1903

(Robert W. Rydell)      170

St. Louis 1904

(Astrid Böger)      171

Liège 1905

(Matthew G. Stanard)      178

Portland 1905

(Carl Abbott)      181

Milan 1906

( John E. Findling)      185

Christchurch 1906–1907

(Conal McCarthy)      187

Dublin 1907

(Miglena Ivanova)      190

Jamestown 1907

( J. D. Bowers)      193

London 1908

( Jane Kimber)      198

Seattle 1909

( J. D. Bowers)      202

Brussels 1910

(Paul Greenhalgh)      206

Nanking 1910

(Kimberly D. Pelle)      209

London 1911

(Susan Bennett)      211

Ghent 1913

( John E. Findling)      213

San Francisco 1915

(Burton Benedict)      215

San Diego 1915–1916

(Matthew Bokovoy)      222

Rio de Janeiro 1922–1923

(Bruno Bontempi, Jr., and

Noah W. Sobe)      228

Wembley 1924–1925

(Alexander C. T. Geppert)      230

Paris 1925

(Philip Whalen)      236

Dunedin 1925–1926

( Jennifer Wagelie)      243

Philadelphia 1926

(David Glassberg)      246

Long Beach 1928

(Kaye Briegel)      250

Barcelona 1929–1930

( John E. Findling)      251

Seville 1929–1930

(Cristina Carbone)      254

Antwerp/Liège 1930

(Paul Greenhalgh)      257

Stockholm 1930

(Ursula Lindqvist)      259

Paris 1931

(Marc Lagana)      263

Chicago 1933–1934

( John E. Findling)      268

Brussels 1935

( Johan Lagae)      277

San Diego 1935–1936

(Matthew Bokovoy)      282

Johannesburg 1936–1937

(Deborah L. Hughes)      288

Paris 1937

(Arthur Chandler, updated by Philip Whalen)      290

Glasgow 1938

( John MacKenzie)      297

New York 1939–1940

(Paul T. Sayers)      299

San Francisco 1939–1940

(Don Larson)      305

Wellington 1939–1940

(Conal McCarthy)      309

Lisbon 1940

( John E. Findling)      313

Port-au-Prince 1949–1950

(Kimberly D. Pelle)      314

London 1951

(Harriet Atkinson)      316

Brussels 1958

(Robert W. Rydell)      318

Seattle 1962

( John M. Findlay)      323

New York 1964–1965

(Andrew V. Uroskie)      330

Montreal 1967

(Krista L. Bennett)      335

San Antonio 1968

(Shirley M. Eoff)      342

Osaka 1970

(David Anderson)      345

Spokane 1974

(Arlin C. Migliazzo)      350

Okinawa 1975–1976

(Martin Manning)      353

Knoxville 1982

(Carl E. Kramer)      356

New Orleans 1984

(Miki Pfeffer)      360

Tsukuba 1985

(Tatsushi Narita)      364

Vancouver 1986

( John E. Findling)      367

Brisbane 1988

(Martin Manning)      370

Genoa 1992

(Martin Manning)      374

Seville 1992

(Veronique Marteau)      377

Taejon 1993

( John R. McGregor)      386

Lisbon 1998

(Laura Huntoon)      389

Hanover 2000

(Larry Maloney)      393

Aichi 2005

(Alfred Heller)      399

Zaragoza 2008

(Bureau of International Expositions)      404

Shanghai 2010

(Susan Fernsebner)      407

Appendix A: The Bureau of International Expositions

(Vicente González Loscertales)      411

Appendix B: Fair Statistics      413

Appendix C: Fair Officials      418

Appendix D: Fairs Not Included      422

Appendix E: Fairs That Never Were      428

General Bibliography      435

Internet Resources      443

About the Editors and Contributors      457

Index      463

Book Reviews & Awards

“well written…excellent…recommended”—Booklist; “highly detailed…excellent period illustrations…recommended”—Library Journal; “valuable…recommended”—Choice; “a unique reference resource…highly recommended resource”—Reference Reviews; “essential facts”—C&RL News; “superb bibliography…a worthy addition”—ARBA.