• Blvd. West. International Studio

    Blvd. West. International Studio

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Artist on Boulevard West in the Boulevards of the World at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Boulevards of the World area is the shopping center of the fair. Stores, stands and kiosks displaying the goods and gifts of a dozen nations line the gay and colorful thoroughfares that tie the five theme Worlds of Century 21 together." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 119.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00045

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Gas Industry Bldg. View east from U.S. Science Pavilion

    Gas Industry Bldg. View east from U.S. Science Pavilion

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    American Gas Association Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The pillars supporting the roof of the Gas Pavilion, on Boulevard 21, double as natural gas torches. In the center of the pavilion is a gas-dial clock. Underneath the serrated roof is a graphic report on the uses of natural gas today and a projection of its uses in the year 2001. The educational exhibit explains the sources, processing, by-products and distribution of gas from early Greek times to the present. Time is told on the roof-top clock by the number of torches burning, while the hours are struck by bursts of flame from the central pillar. Ninety-one gas distribution companies are sponsoring the exhibit." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 45.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00493

    Date: 1962-04-21

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  • Left is United Nation [i.e. Nations] Pavilion in International Mall

    Left is United Nation [i.e. Nations] Pavilion in International Mall

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United Nations Pavilion and Africa Pavilion on the International Mall of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). International Mall of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Six hyperbolic paraboloid shells blending into a single fluted column make up two of the exhibit buildings; the third, not shown, is simply a box beam shelter. The twin structures actually are a collection of 52 of these shells and, with their classic Oriental overtones, seem to be particularly fitting for the foreign displays they contain. A fine, clean concrete surface was created by coating the four forms with fiberglass. High-early cement was used to cast the 1 ½ in. thick shells. With temperatures ranging from 35 to 65 deg., calcium chloride was added and cylinder strengths of over 3,000 lb. were obtained in 24 hours. Located on the northwest corner of the exposition site, the inside-out umbrellas with their colorful fiberglass panels present an exciting boundary.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 32.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00023

    Date: 1962-10-01

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  • Ford Motor Co. Pavilion; cabin of space craft interior

    Ford Motor Co. Pavilion; cabin of space craft interior

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Ford Motor Company Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle Worlds Fair). "A realistic simulated journey to outer space aboard a specially constructed, 100-seat passenger spacecraft is just one of the attractions at this exhibit, one of the most popular on the grounds. Also featured is the farm of the future, a dream car, consumer products of tomorrow and a new products display. Lee Kollins, Manager." (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 40.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00471

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Space Needle at night, with Memorial Stadium; view S.

    Space Needle at night, with Memorial Stadium; view S.

    Voiland, Clarence E. (Clarence Eugene), 1911-2003;

    Space Needle, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The Space Needle, a modernistic totem of the Seattle World’s Fair, was conceived by Eddie Carlson as a doodle in 1959 and given form by architects John Graham Jr., Victor Steinbrueck, and John Ridley. When King County declined to fund the project, five private investors, Bagley Wright, Ned Skinner, Norton Clapp, John Graham Jr., and Howard S. Wright, took over and built the 605-foot tower in less than a year.” (Walt Crowley, “Space Needle (Seattle).” HistoryLink.org, http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1424)<br><br>Clarence E. "Gene" Voiland was a West Seattle pharmacist who enjoyed using his new Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm camera.

    Identifier: spl_c21_jv_029

    Date: 1962

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  • View S.E. from Berlin Pavilion N.W. corner of fairground

    View S.E. from Berlin Pavilion N.W. corner of fairground

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Berlin Pavilion on the International Mall of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “The story of a divided Berlin is told to visitors through a network of four movie projectors that keep a film constantly in operation, an illuminated map, earphones through which visitors may hear a message in English from Mayor Willy Brandt, and eight panels containing photographs of the history of the city. Gerhard Zimmerman, Director” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 35)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00236

    Date: 1962-04-28

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  • U.S. Science Pavilion interior

    U.S. Science Pavilion interior

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United States Science Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Beneath five arching towers representing man’s constant striving for knowledge for the universe will be presented the most significant scientific display ever assembled…It is the United States Government’s Science Exhibit, a $9,000,000 program of participation including a giant six-building pavilion and unique exhibits dedicated to showing the peaceful uses of science. Stepping out of the textbook into the techniques of showmanship will be the authentic story of the tremendous break-throughs in the barriers which now stand between man and his conquering of space, his control of weather, disease, and over-population of the world.” (Washington State Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development. Seattle World's Fair preview. Seattle: Acme Publications, 1961, n.p.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00850

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Interiors pavilion; Northwest Designers & Craftsmen; clay relief on wood Betty Feves

    Interiors pavilion; Northwest Designers & Craftsmen; clay relief on wood Betty Feves

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Northwest Designer Craftsmen exhibit within the Interiors Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Reflecting new design trends in home furnishings materials, this pavilion includes 32 display booths co-sponsored by the American Institute of Interior Designers and its Resource Council." (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 44.) Betty Feves (1918-1985) was a Pendleton, Oregon ceramic sculptor and music educator. Her sculptures often incorporated volcanic ash from Eastern Oregon in their glazes. She was the first recipient of an Oregon Governors Art Award in 1977. (The Oregonian, February 2, 1985, p. C2.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00396

    Date: 1962-10

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  • 621 Nob Hill; Porch decorative motif

    621 Nob Hill; Porch decorative motif

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Future site of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). In 1956, the City of Seattle’s Civic Center Advisory Committee selected land surrounding the existing Civic Auditorium at the foot of Queen Anne Hill for the site of the Century 21 Exposition and a future Civic Center for the city. In 1957, the city acquired the property through condemnation. With a few exceptions, including the Civic Auditorium (which was transformed into the Opera House) and the National Guard Armory (which became the Food Circus), most existing buildings were demolished. This set of photos documents the site before demolition began.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_00257

    Date: 1957

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  • View East with Monorail station to left; 110.000 fair attendance day; 4 P.M.

    View East with Monorail station to left; 110.000 fair attendance day; 4 P.M.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Aerial view of Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “World’s Fair attendance, like a flaming skyrocket, zoomed to a new record yesterday. By 10 o’clock, the total was 114,104. The old mark was 106,860, set September 15. The fair’s new admissions policy--$1 after 6 o’clock instead of the regular $2--was credited with pulling in the evening crowd.” (Stanton H. Patty, Seattle Times, October 7, 1962.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00329

    Date: 1962-10-06

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