Sunday, September 30, 2007

Expo '67

When it comes to World's Fairs and Expos, people readily recall the '64/'65 New York fair and the 1962 "Century 21" Expo in Seattle. But Montreal's "Expo '67" was considered the most successful World's Fair of the 20th Century, with over 50 million visitors. It also set a record for single-day attendance, with over 500,000 people showing up on the third day!

Originally this fair was supposed to be held in Moscow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Those fun plans fell through (!), and the fair was given to Montreal. The big geodesic dome is the United States Pavilion, and to the right (the building with the multiple triangles) is the "Man and His Planet" and "Space Man and Life" pavilions.


Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image of this under-appreciated fair. There was a strong Disney presence at this fair with an animation pavilion showing classic Disney films.

Anonymous said...

Your picture brings back a great many memories...I was 8 years old when I attended Expo 67 with my parents....That was when my biggest worry was what was for