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“Transparent Woman” Shows How Glands Work (May, 1939)

“Transparent Woman” Shows How Glands Work

GIVING spectators an animated view of human glands in action, a “transparent woman” designed by Dr. Frank H. Netter of New York City for exhibition at the San Francisco World’s Fair is declared the first of its kind ever made.

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Heliport tops World’s Fair restaurant (Jan, 1964)

Heliport tops World’s Fair restaurant

Helicopters for visitors to the New York World’s Fair will land on and take oft from a foot heliport atop a two-level 1,000-seat restaurant and 400-seat cocktail lounge. The building, which covers the Port of New York Authority’s fair exhibit, is supported by columns at the four sides, two of them housing elevators.

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New York Plans Greatest Fair (Apr, 1934)

New York Plans Greatest Fair

by A. L. White

IN 1939 all the world will help America celebrate the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States. The event took place in New York City ,and to mark the occasion Gotham is building the greatest international exposition in annals of world fairs.

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CLEVER EXHIBITS SEEN AT SAN FRANCISCO (Sep, 1915)

These are from the Panama–Pacific International Exposition of 1915. I love that it had a building called “The Palace of Varied Industries

CLEVER EXHIBITS SEEN AT SAN FRANCISCO

Advertising Apples
The huge model contains a reproduction of the famous valley.

Night Lights of an Aeroplane
The plate was left open and recorded the path followed by Art Smith as he “looped the loop”. The streaks were made when he turned on the light at intervals while climbing.

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Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 (Aug, 1930)

It’s a pity this building was never made, it would have been pretty awesome. It kind of looks like part of a giant crankshaft. Norman bel Geddes went on to design wildly popular General Motors Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933

MANY unusual buildings are now being planned for the Chicago World’s Fair to be held in 1933. The most modernistic of these odd structures will be this huge sightseeing restaurant atop a gigantic column which is being designed by Norman bel Geddes.

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Architecture’s Leap into the Future (Apr, 1967)

Architecture’s Leap into the Future

Photographed by MARK KAUFFMAN and MICHAEL ROUGIER It could have been the imagery of a mad poet or a god. A transparent bubble flung up by the U.S. breaks the sky 20 stories high, and across the way the Russians have hung walls of glass on a ski jump of a roof. The architecture of Expo 67, Montreal’s world’s fair which opens this week, is a stunning leap into tomorrow. The West Germans came with a tent you could lose a small town in and draped it over giant poles.

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PRETTY GIRLS ARE BIG HIT AT NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR (May, 1939)

PRETTY GIRLS ARE BIG HIT AT NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR

The New York World’s Fair ended its second week feeling pretty well satisfied with itself. Attendance of almost 2,500,-000, including 500,000 free admissions, was up to expectations. The head of the San Francisco Fair came and was impressed.

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The New Century of Progress (Jun, 1934)

The New Century of Progress

HOW would you like to make a trip around the world in a day, stopping for an hour or two in England and Prance, seeing the sights of Italy, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland, paying a visit to Germany and China and catching a glimpse of such out-of-the-way places as Tunis and Morocco ?

This is part of the lure of the Century of Progress for 1934 which has been transformed into an international exposition by adding to the wonders of industry and science shown last year more than a dozen foreign villages, each a faithful miniature of the nation it represents.

These foreign communities, depicting the architecture, industries, customs and dress of most of the principal countries of the world, will give visitors an insight into other nations which could be obtained otherwise only by expensive travel or by weeks of intensive reading and research.

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Scientific HIGHLIGHTS of Chicago’s WORLD FAIR (Oct, 1933)

Scientific HIGHLIGHTS of Chicago’s WORLD FAIR

It looks like the Chicago Fair were built especially for M-M fans. It is replete with the kind of mechanical wonders shown here.

While you’re casually viewing this display of priceless jewels an armed guard is watching your every move. If glass is broken, tray drops into vault.

If, when visiting the Fair, you’re curious as to the temperature at the moment, all you have to do is glance around the horizon and this world’s largest thermometer is sure to come within your view to tell you what you want to know.

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Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving (Sep, 1939) (Sep, 1939)

Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving
HOW men should manipulate their razors to give themselves a smooth, clean shave is explained by dermatologists at the New York World’s Fair after a facial examination with an ingenious apparatus. On human faces, the experts say, the beard grows in different directions, which should be followed by the shaver as he uses his razor.

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