Expositions and World's Fairs

The United States hosted a number of World's Fairs during the turn of the century. The past and idealized future representation of the existence of humanity was to educate and entertain patrons who visited the "themed-park" acreage forum. While most fair-goers found

the arena of foreign villages (early 20th century version of the Epcott Center) rather fascinating, others felt it was inhumane. The villages featured people from their native countries in their original native attire and habitats. Villagers were exhibited and examined as if they were mere objects or anthropological specimens.


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