World’s Fair Expositions: Incredible lost architecture of the 19th Century [HD photo gallery]

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NOTE: Article will load slowly, contains lots of HD images.

EDIT NOV 2021: I was recently sent this incredible video, remastered and colorized footage of the 1900 Paris World Expo. It’s slow to start but features some amazing scenes. I’m including it here before the article because people might miss it if I put it at the end.


Contents

  1. Intro
  2. Gallery
    * = Most impressive Expo
    2.1. 1851 and 1862 London
    2.2. 1855 Paris
    2.3. 1873 Vienna
    2.4. 1876 Philadelphia
    2.5. 1878 Paris
    2.6. 1880 Melbourne
    2.7. 1889 Paris *
    2.8. 1893 Chicago *

    2.9. 1894 Antwerp
    2.10. 1894 San Francisco
    2.11. 1897 Brussels
    2.12. 1900 Paris *
    2.13. 1901 Buffalo (Pan-American) *
    2.14. 1904 St Louis *

    2.15. 1905 Liege
    2.16. 1905 Portland
    2.17. 1906 Milan
    2.18. 1913 Ghent
    2.19. 1915 San Francisco *


1. Intro

The World Exposition series began in 1851 with the UK’s Great Exhibition and…

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