World's Fairs : A Global History of Expositions (1851-1967)
From the Eiffel Tower and the Space Needle to the invention of television, chewing gum and hotdogs, world fairs have shaped our world. This eresource digitizes primary source material from over 200 world fairs and exhibitions. Coverage includes the world fairs held in Sydney (1879) and Melbourne (1881), and Australian material for fairs around the world. Key exhibits: aeronautics, art and architecture, chemistry and chemicals, entertainment, fashion and beauty, food and drink, lifestyle and domestic living, light and electricity, manufacturing and machines, nature and natural resources, technology and communications, transportation and visual culture. By Adam Matthew Digital.