Larry Zim World's Fair collection [electronic resource].

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1851-1940.
1 online resource (73 monographs, 410 manuscripts, 918 newspapers and periodicals) : illustrations.
Smithsonian collections online : world's fairs and expositions : visions of tomorrow.
Smithsonian collections online : world's fairs and expositions : visions of tomorrow

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Exhibitions -- Collectibles -- Catalogs.
Fairs -- Pictorial works.
English, French, Spanish, German, and other languages.
Larry Zimmerman (1931-1987), industrial designer and historian, was a legendary collector of world's fairs memorabilia who published extensively on the subject. The Zim Collection contains memorabilia of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fairs in the United States and around the world. Document types include photographs; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; and other printed items. A partial list of fairs in the collection demonstrates its enormous range: Great Exhibition (London, 1851); Exposition universelle (Paris, 1855); Exhibition of Art Treasures (Manchester, England, 1857); International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (Dublin, 1865); Exposition universelle (Paris, 1867); Universal Exhibition (Vienna, 1873); Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, 1876); Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (Boston, 1878); International Exhibition (Sydney, 1879); Industrial Exposition (Cincinnati, 1882); World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (New Orleans, 1884-1885); Exposition Universelle (Antwerp, 1885); Exposition Internationale Maritime (Le Havre, France, 1887); Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (Cincinnati, 1888); Exposition universelle (Paris, 1889); World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893); California Midwinter International Exposition (San Francisco, 1894); Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (Venice, 1895); Cotton States Exposition (Atlanta, 1895); Gewerbe Austellung (Berlin, 1896); International Exhibition (Brussels, 1897); Exposicion Centro-Americana (Guatemala City, 1897); Chicago Autumn Festival (Chicago, 1899); National Export Exposition (Philadelphia, 1899); Exposition universelle internationale (Paris, 1900); Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo, N.Y., 1901); Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina, 1901-1902); International Fire Exhibition (London, 1903); Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis, 1904); Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (Portland, Oregon, 1905); Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907); Franco-British Exhibition (London, 1908); National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador, 1909); Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, 1908); Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (Seattle, 1909); Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, 1910); Brussels International (Brussels, 1910); Japan-British Exhibition (London, 1910); Appalachian Exposition (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1911); Esposizione Internationale (Turin, Italy, 1911); International Marine Exhibition (Genoa, Italy, 1914); Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, 1915); Western Pennsylvania Exposition (Pittsburgh, 1915); Panama-California Exposition (San Diego, 1915); Bronx International Exposition (New York City, 1917-1918); British Empire Exhibition (London, 1924); International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (Paris, 1925); Sesquicentennial International Exposition (Philadelphia, 1926); International Exposition (Barcelona, 1929-1930); Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, 1930); Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, 1931); Century of Progress International Exposition (Chicago, 1933); California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, 1935); Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, 1936); Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio, 1936-1937); Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, 1937); British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, 1938); Fiera di Milano (Milan, 1939); and New York World's Fair (1939-1940).
Date range of documents: 1851-1940.
Reproduction of the originals from the National Museum of American History Archives Center.
Publication titles: Harper's weekly, The new century for woman.
Harper's weekly.
New century for woman.
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