• Plaza of the State; Welsh singers in concert; View S.E.

    Plaza of the State; Welsh singers in concert; View S.E.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Welsh Day ceremonies in Plaza of the States, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). Welsh Day ceremonies: “The red dragon of Wales floated high over the World’s Fair yesterday. The happy, singing people who trace family ties back to Wales were in firm control under their green-and-white dragon-emblazoned flag…Strange words, oddly pronounced but beautifully sung, drew hundreds to Welsh Day ceremonies in the Plaza of the States.” (Bob Lane, Seattle Times, June 30, 1962, p. 2.) On the Plaza of the States: “Created at the specific request of Washington’s Governor Albert D. Rosellini and erected from funds voted by the Legislature, the Plaza of the States is a flag-surrounded open-air ceremonial area used for special programs honoring the fifty states. Located in the geographic center of the fairgrounds, the area contains a bandstand, speakers’ platform and a huge, gas-fed flame font -- symbol of the unity of the states. The flame will burn throughout the 184 days of the Fair.” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 65.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00780

    Date: 1962-06-29

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  • View east on Thomas from Warren with Space Needle

    View east on Thomas from Warren with Space Needle

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Space Needle, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The Space Needle, a modernistic totem of the Seattle World’s Fair, was conceived by Eddie Carlson as a doodle in 1959 and given form by architects John Graham Jr., Victor Steinbrueck, and John Ridley. When King County declined to fund the project, five private investors, Bagley Wright, Ned Skinner, Norton Clapp, John Graham Jr., and Howard S. Wright, took over and built the 605-foot tower in less than a year.” (Walt Crowley, “Space Needle (Seattle).” HistoryLink.org, http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1424)

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_01723

    Date: 1962-01-21

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  • Washington State Governor Albert Rosellini on platform. Seated behind him is William Clay Ford, grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Co.

    Washington State Governor Albert Rosellini on platform. Seated behind him is William Clay Ford, grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Co.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Ceremonies held at 3rd Avenue N and Mercer St in anticipation of upcoming Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). Events included the completion of a cross-country trip by "Model T and other Ford automobiles...[which] was a re-creation of a race which opened the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, forerunner of the Century 21 Exposition...; a parade; speeches by William Clay Ford of Dearborn, Mich., a grandson of the founder of the Ford Motor Co.; a rocket-firing by Governor Rosellini; speeches by Dean H. Eastman, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Century 21 music and groundbreaking for the construction of the exposition's State Building." (Seattle Times, June 23, 1959, p. 1)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00012

    Date: 1959-06-23

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  • View N.W. from Hofbrau House [i.e. Haus]

    View N.W. from Hofbrau House [i.e. Haus]

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Belgian Waffle House (Gaufres de Bruxelles), Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's 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_00460

    Date: 1962-09

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  • Space Needle and International Fountain at night; view S.E., 1962

    Space Needle and International Fountain at night; view S.E., 1962

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

    Space Needle and International Fountain, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). On the Space Needle: “The Space Needle, a modernistic totem of the Seattle World’s Fair, was conceived by Eddie Carlson as a doodle in 1959 and given form by architects John Graham Jr., Victor Steinbrueck, and John Ridley. When King County declined to fund the project, five private investors, Bagley Wright, Ned Skinner, Norton Clapp, John Graham Jr., and Howard S. Wright, took over and built the 605-foot tower in less than a year.” (Walt Crowley, “Space Needle (Seattle)” HistoryLink.org, http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1424 ). On the International Fountain: “The fountain, a fitting symbol of the fair, graces the center of Boulevards of the World. Designed by Japanese architects Kazuyuki Matsushita and Hideki Shimizu, the fountain is centered in a huge bowl-shaped granite plaza. Its surface is composed of irregular white rock chips suggesting a rocky plain on some unexplored asteroid far beyond the reaches of this galaxy.” (Official souvenir program, Seattle World's Fair, 1962. Seattle: Acme, p. 55.) <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_018

    Date: 1962

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  • View S.W. of Blvd. West early morning; To left is partial view of playhouse

    View S.W. of Blvd. West early morning; To left is partial view of playhouse

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Boulevards of the World, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Boulevards of the World area is the shopping center of the fair. Stores, stands and kiosks displaying the goods and gifts of a dozen nations line the gay and colorful thoroughfares that tie the five theme Worlds of Century 21 together." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 119.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00947

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Lunchtime; View east on Harrison from 2nd Av. North; weather foggy

    Lunchtime; View east on Harrison from 2nd Av. North; weather foggy

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Construction on grounds of Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00142

    Date: 1962-03-07

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  • Flower house on Blvd. East

    Flower house on Blvd. East

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Boulevards of the World at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Boulevards of the World area is the shopping center of the fair. Stores, stands and kiosks displaying the goods and gifts of a dozen nations line the gay and colorful thoroughfares that tie the five theme Worlds of Century 21 together. Exotic shops and restaurants are on Boulevard East, Boulevard West, Freedom Way and United Nations Way. In among the bazaars are fine restaurants and elegant exhibits. In the streets, kiosks display food and favors for sale, while along the edges are benches for the sightseers." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 119.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00238

    Date: 1962-07

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  • U.S. Science Pavilion; Hatching chickens

    U.S. Science Pavilion; Hatching chickens

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United States Science Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Beneath five arching towers representing man’s constant striving for knowledge for the universe will be presented the most significant scientific display ever assembled…It is the United States Government’s Science Exhibit, a $9,000,000 program of participation including a giant six-building pavilion and unique exhibits dedicated to showing the peaceful uses of science. Stepping out of the textbook into the techniques of showmanship will be the authentic story of the tremendous break-throughs in the barriers which now stand between man and his conquering of space, his control of weather, disease, and over-population of the world.” (Washington State Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development. Seattle World's Fair preview. Seattle: Acme Publications, 1961, n.p.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00852

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Camp Fire Girls Day; view N.W. on Third Av. No.

    Camp Fire Girls Day; view N.W. on Third Av. No.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Camp Fire Girls Day at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “The World’s Fair flagpoles that Camp Fire Girls’ candy mint sales built were dedicated yesterday in the Plaza of the States. Some 10,000 Camp Fire Girls attended. The Camp Fire Girls’ events attracted more than 20,000 of the record number of fairground visitors yesterday.” (Seattle Times, May 6, 1962.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00356

    Date: 1962-05-05

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