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Below is a small sampling of images from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' World's Fairs and Expositions collections

Title: E pluribus unum : the story of an eagle
Author: Borden Company
Imprint: New York: Borden's Condensed Milk Co., 1904
Pagination: [12] p. : col. ill., 1 plan ; 13 x 18 cm.
About this book
Pamphlet telling the history of the Borden Condensed Milk Co., through an allegory of an Eagle. Includes maps and plans of the 1904 Worlds Fair
0029/SIL-029-014-00
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Title: Chefs-d'oevure de l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1889
Author: Paris. Exposition Universelle, 1889
Imprint: Philadelphia; Paris: George Barrie; Barrie freres, 1889
Pagination: 1 folio v. (xlii, 118 p., [75] plates): ill.
About this book
A collection of paintings from the exposition with descriptive text in English by William Walton.
0002/91-13644
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Title: Views of the Crystal Palace [graphic] : a collection of original photographs
Author: Philip Henry Delamotte
Negretti and Zambra
Imprint: London?: Negretti and Zambra?, 1854?
Pagination: 4 boxes ([71] photographic prints) ; 42 x 53 cm.
About this book
Albumen print photographs of the Crystal Palace taken after its reconstruction at Sydenham by unknown photographers, probably including Philip Henry Delamotte. The printing of these photographs has been attributed to Negretti and Zambra.
0002/91-19672
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Title: The official history of the fair, St. Louis, 1904 ; the sights and scenes of the Louisiana purchase exposition ...
Author: John Wesley Hanson
Imprint: [St. Louis]: J.W. Hanson, 1904
Pagination: 496 p. : plates
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A description of the "sights and scenes" of the exposition by the author.
0002/99-1396
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Title: Illustrated London News
Author:
Imprint: : , 1851
Pagination:
About this book
Created as a commemorative for the 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations held in London (commonly known as the Crystal Palace exhibition), this 29-foot scroll depicts the interior scenes and pavilions of the fair. Developed by the staff of the Illustrated London News, the engraved images convey the grandeur and expanse of this unique historic event, which inspired the United States and other European countries to mount their own international expositions.
0001/3-7-illustrated
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Title: The book of the fair : an historical and descriptive presentation of the world's science, art, and industry, as viewed through the Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft
Imprint: Chicago, San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1895
Pagination: 2 v. illus. (incl. ports., plans) 41 cm.
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Compendium of illustrations on the World's Columbian Exposition.
0002/92-2295
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Title: Musée rétrospectif de la classe 100 : jouets à l'exposition universelle internationale de 1900, à Paris : rapport
Author: Henry D'Allemagne
Imprint: Saint-Cloud: Impr. Belin Freres, 1900?
Pagination: 320 p. [65] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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A report by Henry D'Allemagne describing the toys exhibits and providing a history of the development of children's toys.
0002/91-1731
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Title: The Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915, 2nd Edition
Author: Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Imprint: San Francisco: Panama Pacific International Exposition Co., 1914
Pagination: [56] p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
About this book
An illustrated invitation to visit the exposition.
0002/99-2261
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Title: Color Studies of the Exposition City : The Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915, 2nd Edition
Author: Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Imprint: San Francisco: Panama Pacific International Exposition Co., 1914
Pagination: [56] p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
About this book
An illustrated invitation to visit the exposition.
0002/99-2260
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Title: The Story of the Exposition, San Francisco. Panama Pacific International Exposition. 1915
Author: Frank Morton Todd
Imprint: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915
Pagination: 5 v.
About this book
The official history of the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
0002/91-18089
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Title: Art and Architecture
Author: William Walton
Imprint: Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1893
Pagination: 3 folio v. in 2 (lxiv p., 22 plates; 79 p., 48 plates; 103 p., 57 plates): ill., portraits, indexes
About this book
A collection of paintings and architectural plans, with an introduction by William Walton.
0002/91-15295
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Title: L' Exposition de Paris (1900)
Author:
Imprint: Paris: Montgredien et cie, c. 1900
Pagination: 3 folio v.
About this book
A heavily illustrated encyclopedia of the exposition with signed articles coving all aspects. Includes numerous photographs.
0002/91-13642
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Title: The Greatest of expositions completely illustrated
Author: St. Louis. Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Imprint: St. Louis: Samuel F. Myerson for the Official Photograhic Co. of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Pagination: 288 p.
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An album of official photographic views of the exposition.
0002/91-13648
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Title: Illustrated Historical Register of the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876 and of the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1878
Author: Frank H. (Frank Henry) Norton
Imprint: New York: American News Co., c. 1878
Pagination: 1 folio v. (396 p.:[25] plates [some col.]: ill., maps
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A popular illustrated description by Frank H. Norton of the Centennial Exhibitin and the Paris exposition of 1878.
0002/91-13646
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Title: Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition illustrated…
Author: Earl Shinn
Walter Smith and Joseph M. Wilson
Imprint: Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, [1876-1878]
Pagination: 3 v. fronts., illus., plates, diagrs. 31 cm.
About this book
A critical catalog illustrating the arts and industries exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition.
0002/2002-2949
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Title: Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883
Author: Thomas Holbein Hendley
Imprint: London: W. Griggs, 1883
Pagination: 4 v.
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A highly decorated and illustrated commemorative description of the exhibition.
0002/90-9887
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Title: New York Sunday World. Art supplement, August 14, 1904
Author: St. Louis. Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Imprint: New York: , 1904
Pagination:
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Newspaper supplement with illustrations of the exposition.
0002/91-15301
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Title: Official guide of the centennial exposition of the Ohio Valley and central states : Cincinnati, O., U.S.A. 1888
Author: Cincinnati Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley Central States
Imprint: Cincinnati, Ohio: John F.C. Mullen, 1888
Pagination: 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
About this book
Official descriptions of the exposition, including a guide to the exhibits.
0002/91-13643
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Title: Dickinson's comprehensive pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851
Author: Royal Commission
Imprint: London: Dickinson Brothers, 1854
Pagination: 1 folio v. (56 col. Plates)
About this book
Colored lithographic reproductions of original paintings by Joseph Nash, Louis Haghe, and David Roberts of the Great Exhibition views presented to Prince Albert.
0007/SIL7-98-01
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Title: Exhibits of the state of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
Author: World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). New York (State)
Imprint: Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, [1893]
Pagination: [7] p. ; 24 cm.
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0007/SIL7-247-01
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Title: World's fair bulletin
Author:
Imprint: St. Louis: World's Fair Publishing Co., 1899-1904
Pagination:
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0007/SIL7-248-01
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Title: Relative to the Michigan State Board of Health Exhibit in the Anthropological Building at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893
Author: World's Columbian Exposition
Imprint: Lansing: Robert Smith & Co, 1893
Pagination: 21 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
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0007/SIL7-249-01
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Title: Report of the commissioner-general for the United States to the International universal exposition, Paris, 1900
Author: United States. Commission to the Paris Exposition. 1900
Imprint: Washington: Govt. print. off., 1901
Pagination: 6 v. pl., maps., plans. 24 cm
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0007/SIL7-250-01
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Title: Highest award for artificial limbs at the World's Colombian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
Author: Marks, (A. A.) firm. Marks, (A. A.) firm.
Imprint: New York: , 1893
Pagination: 62 p. illus. 21 x 10 cm.
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0007/SIL7-251-01
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Title: Louisiana and the Fair : an exposition of the world, its people and their achievements
Author: James W. Buel
Imprint: St. Louis St. Louis: World's Progress Publishing Co., 1904
Pagination: 11 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
About this book
0007/SIL7-252-01
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