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About this collection

The Century 21 Exposition took place in Seattle from April 21 to October 21, 1962. It presented an optimistic vision of a future improved through science and technology and promoted Seattle to the world as a space-age city.

Ten million people attended the fair, which gave Seattle the Space Needle, the Monorail, and the Seattle Center. This digital collection includes:
  • Over 1200 photographs of the fair taken by Werner Lenggenhager and others
  • Books, brochures, reports and more from the Seattle Collection

To find information about other collections related to the Century 21 Exposition, both digital and physical, use our Research Guide.

 
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