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November 30, 2006

Ipanaman Says

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Such a strange little flier, isn't it? It was handed out at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair; can you guess what it's advertising? Click on either of his shifty eyes for the answer!

Fairchicago_03_1 Obviously, Tinselman has no room in his life for this shifty-eyed Ipanaman. But I do enjoy much of the artwork of that period. And world's fairs are a particular favorite here at Tinselman! That's why I practically couldn't tear myself away from the web archives of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair (brought to us by the University of Chicago).

Many of the pamphlets and guides are visually stunning. And you can download the entire documents (like the one to the right) as high resolution PDF files! Yummy-fun!

Fairchicago_04To find the scanned files, first go to this page. From there, select 'keywords' from the drop-down menu. Next, make sure you select the 'Search only digitized items' check-box. Finally, without entering anything into the search field, click the submit button.

Have fun!

Previous World's Fair and Expo posts:

Faux Victoria Falls
Mareorama (and Suchlike)
Yesterday's Transport of Tomorrow
Atomium and Mini-Europe
Big Happy Futurama

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I have renamed this cartoon person as: "Snervis McSnee" for it is far more appropriate...

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Dec 1, 2006 5:31:40 AM

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