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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988

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Donor:
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman) 1931-1987
Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Division of Cultural History (NMAH, SI)
Subject:
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865 : Dublin, Ireland)
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)
Franklin Institute Exhibition 1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)
Sydney International Exhibition 1879 : Sydney, Australia)
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston, South Carolina)
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (1907 : Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Franco-British Exhibition (1908 : London, England)
National Ecuadorian Exposition (1909 : Quito, Ecuador)
Scottish National Exposition (1908 : Edinburgh, Scotland)
Imperial International Exhibition (1909 : London, England)
Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (1910 : (Venice, Italy)
Brussels International (1910)
Japan-British Exhibition (1910 : London, England)
Appalachian Exposition (1911 : Knoxville, Tennessee)
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (1914: Genoa, Italy)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)
Bronx International Exposition (1917-1918 : New York, New York)
British Empire Exhibition (1924-1925 : Wembley, London, England)
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
International Exposition (1929-1930 : Barcelona, Spain)
Exposition International de Liege (1930)
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (1930 : Antwerp, Belgium)
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (1931 : Paris, France)
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
International Exposition (1935 : Brussels, Belgium)
California-Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, California)
Texas Centennial Central Exposition 1936 : Dallas, Texas)
Great Lakes Exposition 1936-1937: Cleveland, Ohio)
Canadian National Exposition 1937)
Art and Techniques Exposition (1937 : Paris, France)
British Empire Exposition (1938 : Glasgow, Scotland)
Fiera di Milano (1939)
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)
Hemisfair '68 (1968 : San Antonio, Texas)
Japan World Exposition (1970 : Osaka, Japan)
International Exposition on the Environment (1974 : Spokane, Washington)
International Ocean Exposition (1975 : Okinawa, Japan)
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)
Physical description:
46 cu. ft. : 123 boxes, 10 oversize folders
Type:
Stationery
Collection descriptions
Posters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Panoramas
Sheet music
Stereographs
Shopping bags
Photographs
Menus
Postcards
Greeting cards
Place:
(New York, New York)
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841
1841-1988
20th century
19th century
Notes:
Larry Zim, whose actual name was Larry Zimmerman, was an industrial designer, a historian of World's Fairs who wrote extensively on the subject, and a collector of World's Fair memorabilia.
Summary:
Memorabilia and ephemera from fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.
Cite as:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Crystal Palace
Exhibitions
Local number:
1989.0438 (NMAH Acc. No.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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