• Entrance to Alaskan Pavilion at Century 21

    Entrance to Alaskan Pavilion at Century 21

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Alaska Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The National Bank of Commerce of Washington, which erected the building for Alaska, provides information for visitors interested in the economic development of the 49th state." The Alaska Pavilion featured displays on the social and economic story of Alaska including a projection of the Aurora Borealis on the dome of the pavilion and color photographs of Alaska scenery and landmarks. (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 47.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00037

    Date: 1962-04-28

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  • Coliseum: Official French exhibit

    Coliseum: Official French exhibit

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Government of France Exhibit, in the Washington State Coliseum at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Seven keys -- not answers -- to happiness in the world of tomorrow are graphically portrayed. The conclusion of the exhibit springs out of Gaston Bergers spiritual testimony, Intelligence without love is nothing. There is a section of French contributions to science, and before presenting the seven keys, a short movie develops the theme of air-supported devices." (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 33.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00485

    Date: 1962-06-10

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  • View N.W. of Skyride from Gay Way [i.e. Gayway]

    View N.W. of Skyride from Gay Way [i.e. Gayway]

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    The Skyride of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The Skyride, which starts in the amusement zone, ends in the International Mall on the other side of the Fairgrounds. It is something more than the typical midway ride. Cables strung 60 and more feet above the ground carry bucket-like cars, with capacities of three persons, on a 1,400 foot sky ride. The passengers see the fair below them.” (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 115.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00984

    Date: 1962-04-18

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  • Fashion Pavilion: Medal of Honor exhibit

    Fashion Pavilion: Medal of Honor exhibit

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Fashion Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle Worlds Fair). "This pavilion -- through (1) a fashion show area and (2) an exhibit area -- tries to show why Americans are often called the best dressed people in the world. The fashion show, as well as the 4,600-gallon Revlon, Inc. fountain of perfume, changes each month with the advancing season. Vogue Magazine sponsors the show." (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 45.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00404

    Date: 1962-09

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  • 2 houses in triangle boundet [i.e. bounded] by John Str. - Broad & 100 block of Nob Hill Ave. No.

    2 houses in triangle boundet [i.e. bounded] by John Str. - Broad & 100 block of Nob Hill Ave. No.

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Future site of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). In 1956, the City of Seattle’s Civic Center Advisory Committee selected land surrounding the existing Civic Auditorium at the foot of Queen Anne Hill for the site of the Century 21 Exposition and a future Civic Center for the city. In 1957, the city acquired the property through condemnation. With a few exceptions, including the Civic Auditorium (which was transformed into the Opera House) and the National Guard Armory (which became the Food Circus), most existing buildings were demolished. This set of photos documents the site before demolition began.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_00264

    Date: 1957-10

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  • View N.W. of Chun King Café

    View N.W. of Chun King Café

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Chun King Chinese restaurant, on United Nations Way opposite Food Circus, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Snacks and meals are available almost anywhere you go on the fairgrounds. In addition to the food concessions to be found in the fabulous Food Circus...there are places to eat in every area." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 135.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00435

    Date: 1962-06-19

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  • Inscription on both stone lions at World's Fair Museum donated by Republic of China

    Inscription on both stone lions at World's Fair Museum donated by Republic of China

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    The World’s Fair Museum operated on the grounds of the Seattle Center, in the former United Arab Republic Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair), during the summer of 1963. It displayed photographs and artifacts from the fair.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_02004

    Date: 1963-08-03

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  • Decorative detail on Belgian Waffle House

    Decorative detail on Belgian Waffle House

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Belgian Waffle House (Gaufres de Bruxelles), Century 21 Exposition (Seattle Worlds Fair). "Belgian waffles are famous for being widely introduced at a worlds fair, and most reference books say that it was the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair. They are wrong. The tasty treats were a hit first in Seattle. The New York version was a lighter waffle and is better known today, but the Belgian Waffle House was a popular spot with the Seattle crowds." (Bill Cotter, Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. 2010: Arcadia Publishing, p. 101.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00445

    Date: 1962-10

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  • View N.W. in Show Street, N.E. corner of fairground

    View N.W. in Show Street, N.E. corner of fairground

    Voiland, Clarence E. (Clarence Eugene), 1911-2003;

    Paradise International, on Show Street, the "adult entertainment" section of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair)."With a thought that a sample of the best of everything belongs at a World's Fair, the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds is devoted to adult entertainment. This area is called Show Street U.S.A. Show Street offers food and drink, exciting show girls, the natural and the unusual. It's a great place to spend an evening…GRACIE HANSEN’S PARADISE INTERNATIONAL -- A lush dinner club featuring a Las Vegas type show put together by Barry Ashton. The entire operation is labeled ‘excellent’ by everyone who goes there.” (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, pp. 60-61.) <br><br>Clarence E. "Gene" Voiland was a West Seattle pharmacist who enjoyed using his new Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm camera.

    Identifier: spl_c21_jv_003

    Date: 1962

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  • Mexico Pavilion; Self portrait (see other photo of same subject without portrait)

    Mexico Pavilion; Self portrait (see other photo of same subject without portrait)

    Lenggenhager, Werner

    Government of Mexico Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “Set off by red lavastone and amberglass walls, the Mexican pavilion offers a collection of leather goods, glassware, Indian blankets, bright cloth and clay and china pottery. Jewelry is displayed in a modernistic setting. The designers of the pavilion, Pedro Vasquez and Rafael Mijares, are from Mexico City. Mr. Molino, Director” (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 37.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00720

    Date: 1962-10

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