“Peep” Backstage, U.S.A. at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (NSFW)

Apologies again for the lack of posts lately. I work for a university and it’s the end of the semester here. I haven’t had much time to get to anything done. I am going to try to make it for up today with one of my favorites things in my collection. Peep Backstage, U.S.A. was a…

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“Wait ‘Til You See What I Saw in Seattle”

Today’s 1962 Seattle World’s Fair item is sponsored by Western Airlines and Samsonite Luggage. This is the sheet music for “Wait ‘Til You See What I Saw in Seattle” – A Salute to the Space Needle at the Seattle World’s Fair, written by Mason Mallory and performed by The Gillespie Sister. It was packaged on a…

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C & H Sugar Takes Great Pleasure in Inviting You To the Space Age World’s Fair in Seattle

The 182 Items of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair with this  stand-up display created by C&H Sugar and give away during the  Fair.

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Natural Gas Zodiac Wheel

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Life has been interfering with my free time way more than I would like. Today’s 1962 Seattle World’s Fair item is a Natural Gas Zodiac Wheel for 1962. The wheel also doubles as a guide to the exhibits in the Natural Gas Pavilion. According to the wheel “These…

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Day 6

This beautiful postcard was produced in conjunction with the Fair. Topping America’s Space Age World’s Fair, Century 21 Exposition, is the 55-foot Space Needle, where visitors to Seattle from April 21 through October 21, 1962, can dine in a 220-seat revolving restaurant affording a panoramic view of the world’s fair, city and mountain around this…

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Your Red Carpet Guide to Century 21

It’s Day 4 of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair spectacular.I just now realized that I never hit published for Day 2 and 3, so you can go back and see them here and here. This small pamphlet, showing a map of the World’s Fair produced by your local Flying A dealer. There is a stamp…

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair image bonanza. Today’s item is a postcard produced during the Fair that shows the Fairgrounds with the Space Needle front and center.

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Day 2 – Welcome to the Seattle World’s Fair from Hamm’s

This Hamm’s beer ad, featuring the Hamm’s bear, was inside the official guide of the World’s Fair.

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The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Day 1

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the opening of the Seattle World’s Fair. The Fair has been written, studied and broken apart by people much smarter than me, so I feel I can’t add much in the way of long form essays or deep research. Instead, I will share newspaper clippings, postcards, photos, ephemera videos off and…

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