Seattle Collectibles

Seattle World's Fair Remembered

Specializing in  preserving, selling memorabilia and ephemera, advising, writing & story-telling, collecting memories of The 1962 Seattle World's Fair  - Century 21 Exposition  
Located in The Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle-Visit Fremont Vintage Mall's '62 Seattle Collectibles display or Our Studio by Appointment
3614 1/2 Francis Avenue N
Seattle WA  98103
Bill Crossman
PH: 206 554 1504
mail to:seattle62collect@aol.com
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Bill Crossman's Travel Blogs, Seattle Travel Guides and Hotel Reviews are on www.hotelsbycity.net  Visit the Seattle City Blog and look for Seattleblogman9 :   
Fifty Years 
Golden Anniversary April 21,-October 21, 2012  www.thenextfifty.org  
Visit the Seattle World's Fair Gallery at the Center House

This first space aged fair drew over 10 million visitors from around the world to Seattle.  It was meant to give a glimpse of the st Century.  It was a hopeful, ambitious and innocent time in the history of the country. Memorabilia from the fair serve as cultural artifacts of the time and in 2012 it will be 50 years.  Save a piece of the city and state's dream to make it the world class city it is today
Historical printed ephemera tell the story, the time and travel guides for 1962. Magazines, Newspaper, Corporate, Artistic, Entertainment, banners, flags, stationery, postcards, posters, maps, and rare photos.
Visitors to '62 Seattle Collectibles website and photos from Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, Salish Sea and Space Needle
In retrospect, in the last hundred years, change, population, industry, ideas, technology, and migration have drastically impacted the region's environment.  Today is a good milestone to compare 1909 and 1962 life here with what will occur in 2012 and 2109.

Background history on the Seattle World's Fair and other World's Fairs and Expositions held in Washington State.  2009 marked the Centennial of Seattle's FIRST World's Fair, The 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.  Like in '62, the city branded itself as the gateway to Alaska's Gold Rush, Pacific Rim Trade and US expansion to the west.
Member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and fair weather vendor at the Fremont Sunday Market

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