• Created Date
  • 1962
  • Description
  • The 1962 Seattle World's Fair, also known as Century 21 Exhibition, put the city of Seattle on the map. The Space Needle, monorail, the Coliseum (now Key Arena) and Pacific Science Center were built for the fair, which had a futuristic, science theme. Nearly 10 million people would visit Seattle for the fair, held from April 21 to October 21, 1962. The fair included five themes: The World of Science; The World of Tomorrow; The World of Commerc... more
    The 1962 Seattle World's Fair, also known as Century 21 Exhibition, put the city of Seattle on the map. The Space Needle, monorail, the Coliseum (now Key Arena) and Pacific Science Center were built for the fair, which had a futuristic, science theme. Nearly 10 million people would visit Seattle for the fair, held from April 21 to October 21, 1962. The fair included five themes: The World of Science; The World of Tomorrow; The World of Commerce and Industry; The World of Art; and The World of Entertainment. Celebrities turned out for the event, which included performers such as: Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Victor Borge, The New York City Ballet, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Lawrence Welk, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Mathis, Maurice Chevalier, and Canadian Tattoo, a popular precision drill team. Elvis Presley even showed up, using the World's Fair as a backdrop for the appropriately titled film "It Happened at the World's Fair." Source: HistoryLink essays... less
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  • Photograph
    image
    8 x 10 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print or color slide using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL at 100-250 dpi in JPEG format, saved at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007