Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.) Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : 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 (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.) Search this
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 150 map-folders)
Motion pictures (visual works)
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.
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: World's Fair Materials, 1841-1988
Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials
Series 3: Larry Zim Materials
Series 4: Oversize Materials, 1909-1968
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.
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
Collection is open for research but two oversize folders are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-3270.
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.
Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931) Search this
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 14 x 10 cm.)
Burundi -- Bujumbura Mairie -- Bujumbura
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Femme Sorcière. Usumbura. Allard L'Olivier." Stamped text on verso reads: "Croix Rouge du Congo." Postmarked and stamped on verso, "Exposition Coloniale Internationale, Paris, 1931."
Translated caption reads, "Woman sorceress, Usumbura." Translated verso text reads: "Congo Red Cross."
Title source: Postcard
Numbering Peculiarities Note:
Verso labeled with former accession number: 1985-148009
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931) -- Pictorial works Search this
1 Photographic album (135 photographic prints on 35 leaves, b&w, 26 x 34 cm.)
Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works
Photograph album, containing amateur snapshots taken at the Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931), together with some photographs of the demolition of the fairground buildings in late 1932.
Handwritten t.p. inserted at front of album, probably by the compiler.
Album signed at end, next to a candid photographic portrait of the apparent compiler, Mme A. Jacquier.
Each photograph has a brief caption in white ink handwritten by the compiler.
CHMRB copy 39088016106916 has a handwritten contents sheet tipped in at front (1 sheet ( p.), probably provided by a later source than the compiler?).
CHMRB copy is the gift of Bernard Rosenfeld.
CHMRB copy has a commercially produced binding of brown book cloth, embossed in a python-skin pattern, stab-sewn with brown cord through two punched holes.
Zoo animals -- France -- Paris -- Pictorial works Search this
Exhibitions -- France -- Paris -- Pictorial works Search this