The First World's Fair

The First World's Fair
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brandywine Hundred Library
1300 Foulk Road

OLLI Speaker: Bob Ehrlich

The first World’s Fair was held in London, England in 1851. People came from all over England, France, Germany, the United States and elsewhere. They were exposed to the cultures of China, India and North Africa. Europe was made aware of Yankee ingenuity. The venue itself was the innovative Crystal Palace. The Fair created new consumer desires and even made a profit. Its legacy would be 19th century world fairs in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and many later ones. A PowerPoint presentation features images of this historic fair.

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