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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937)  Search this
British Empire Exhibition (London, England : 1924-1925)  Search this
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938)  Search this
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918)  Search this
Brussels International (1910 )  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Canadian National Exposition (1937)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910)  Search this
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)  Search this
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)  Search this
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, France: 1931)  Search this
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)  Search this
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930)  Search this
Exposition International de Liege (1930)  Search this
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)  Search this
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958: Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Fiera di Milano (1939)  Search this
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908)  Search this
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)  Search this
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937)  Search this
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968)  Search this
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909)  Search this
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930)  Search this
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935)  Search this
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974)  Search this
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)  Search this
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914)  Search this
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975)  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)  Search this
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907)  Search this
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970)  Search this
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910)  Search this
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909)  Search this
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908)  Search this
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879)  Search this
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936)  Search this
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Extent:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs
Stereographs
Menus
Place:
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841-1988.
Scope and Contents:
Memorabilia of 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.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: World's Fair Materials

Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials

Series 3: Larry Zim Materials
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music -- 20th century
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Stereographs
Menus
Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0519
See more items in:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0519
Additional Online Media:

Archives Center World Expositions Collection

Creator:
Norton, Robert H.  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Kass, Marcia  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Guidebooks
Cartoons (humorous images)
Brochures
Menus
Posters
Souvenir programs
Tickets
Date:
1876
Scope and Contents note:
An artificial collection of ephemera from World's Fairs, intended as a growing repository for such miscellany from multiple sources. The initial donation consists of a season ticket, a booklet of souvenir tickets, and one menu from the 1939 New York World's Fair. The 2010 addendum contains eleven graphic works relating to World's Fairs. Eight of the items relate to the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, including a poster, a map, a souvenir booklet, and several views of the Fair printed in Harper's Weekly; in addition to a cartoon depicting the Crystal Palace in New York in 1883, and two ads for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Also in the collection are souvenir books and pamphlets from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
This is an unprocessed collection.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert Norton, Marcia Kass, and Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Guidebooks
Cartoons (humorous images)
Brochures
Menus
Posters
Souvenir programs
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.)
Citation:
Archives Center World Expositions Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0825
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0825

American Superiority at the World's Great Fair/ 1851

Maker:
Perkin's Sun Lithographic Establishment  Search this
Thomas, R. H.  Search this
Measurements:
image: 21 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in; 54.61 cm x 44.7675 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1851
Subject:
U.S. National Government, executive branch  Search this
Communication, newspapers  Search this
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols  Search this
Chronology: 1850-1859  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3289
Catalog number:
60.3289
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_326092

Engraving, "Burning of the Crystal Palace, October 5th, 1858"

Maker:
Currier & Ives  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 33.655 cm
overall: unframed: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
periodical, engraving
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1858
Credit Line:
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
ID Number:
2005.0233.1982
Accession number:
2005.0233
Catalog number:
2005.0233.1982
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1399731

Medal

Maker:
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon  Search this
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1855
1853
Subject:
Exhibitions  Search this
ID Number:
PH.315813
Accession number:
220983
Catalog number:
315813
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1862402

Interior of a Harem, (painting)

Artist:
Lepaulle, G.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Architecture interior  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01520485
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_28442

The Pacha and Gulnare (Scene from The Corsair), (painting)

Artist:
Hurlstone, F. Y.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Literature--Byron--Corsair  Search this
Recreation--Courting  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Literature--Poetry  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01580103
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_30498

Sacuntala, taken from a drama in the Sanscrit--a copy from Riedel, (painting)

Artist:
Hitz, C.  Search this
Riedel (copy after)  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Literature--Kalidasa--Sakuntala  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01580160
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_30555

Interior Of A Harem, (painting)

Artist:
Lepaulle, G.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01580489
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_30884

The finest building in America : the New York Crystal Palace, 1853-1858 / Edwin G. Burrows

Author:
Burrows, Edwin G. 1943-2018  Search this
Subject:
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853-1854 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2018
1775-1865
Topic:
Glass construction  Search this
Lost architecture  Search this
New York (N.Y.)--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096720

Crystal Palace, (painting)

Painter:
Parkes, W. S.  Search this
Medium:
Oil on glass backed with mother-of-pearl
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10029 Accession Number: 64.94
Topic:
Landscape--Park  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36180674
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43637

St. John Dry Card Compass

Patentee:
St. John, John R.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 12 7/8 in x 11 9/16 in; 23.495 cm x 32.7025 cm x 29.36875 cm
bowl: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 12 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 32.385 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
dry card compass
compass
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1850
ID Number:
PH.314744
Catalog number:
314744
Accession number:
210834
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Navigation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167842
Additional Online Media:

The New York Botanical Garden / edited by Gregory Long and Anne Skillion ; with essays by Kim E. Tripp ... [et al.]

Author:
Long, Gregory (Gregory R.)  Search this
Skillion, Anne  Search this
Tripp, Kim E  Search this
Subject:
New York Botanical Garden  Search this
New York Botanical Garden  Search this
Physical description:
247 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2006
Topic:
Botanical gardens  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806930

Crystal Palace (Bryant Park), (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
On glass with mother-of-pearl
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10029 Accession Number: 36.372
Date:
1853-1858
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Landscape--Park--Bryant Park  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36180600
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43568

Burning of Crystal Palace, New York, Oct. 5, 1858, (painting)

Painter:
Crouter, A. active 1850-1865  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
History--United States  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61506990
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_89286

Two Miniatures, (painting)

Artist:
L., A.  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Miniature
Type:
Paintings
Miniatures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait--Miniature  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01520465
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_28422

New York Crystal Palace, (graphics)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Architecture--Education--Museum  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Control number:
AECI 02250512
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_45153

New York Crystal Palace, (graphics)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Architecture--Education--Museum  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York  Search this
Control number:
AECI 02250522
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_45163

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