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World’s Fairs — Trial ended 26 April 2016

World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions showcases a diverse range of primary source material to represent the origination and planning of fairs, the experience of visiting them and the physical, cultural and political legacies they leave behind. With content from hosting and participating countries from every continent, imperial history, race and national identity are key themes. World’s fairs were also some of the first examples of mass events where millions attended and were entertained by the theatres, performers and amusement rides that went on to shape popular culture.

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