Jon Paul Sank's World's Fairs Page
Jon Paul Sank's World's Fairs Page is a simple, fast-loading portal to various online resources covering the arc of World's Fairs history starting with the Crystal Palace (1851). Its aim is to enable you to take a mental vacation "at the Fair" using any Web-connected device at any time when you have at least a minute to look. Even a cheapie flip phone can access some of these resources. Links include:
• Standalone websites. • Webpages within other sites. • Videos. • Audio. • Official guide books. • Other World's Fair books, e.g., art books, photo books. • One-click searches. • YouTube and Internet Archive links. • Music. • More.
The portal is global in scope, but it does include material from Philadelphia, specifically, the Centennial Exposition (1876) and the Sesquicentennial (1926).
Note: The above description was written for Wikidelphia by the portal's creator, Paul.
- Centennial: 1876 Philadelphia (BIE World Expo)
- Sesquicentennial: 1926 Philadelphia (Non-BIE)