World Fairs & Expositions

Another central element of the collection is materials produced for or exhibited in world's fairs and expositions since 1851. The Wolfsonian collection remains unique as an all-inclusive compilation of world’s fair materials, encompassing catalogs and rare books, furnishings, sculpture, paintings, and ephemera (such as scarves, postcards, pamphlets, toys and ashtrays). Imbued with nationalistic implications, these objects stand out as some of the best examples of their kind in the world.

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