Century 21 Exposition, Seattle Historic Photos

The Seattle's World Fair of 1962 was named the Century 21 Exposition. This Expo popularized the Space Needle theme building concept, used a monorail to connect to Seattle's downtown, and generally gave a very positive view of the technology & life in the future. The photos on this page are all original & taken in 1962 by Jim Steinhart.

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Space Needle by John Graham & Assoc. as photographed at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Mural by Paul Horiuchi on Electric Living Pavilion with Electric Power waterfall & Space Needle beyond at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Waterfall cascades from Pavilion of Electric Power at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Federal Science Pavilion arches photographed 1962 at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Space Needle (1962) by John Graham & Assoc. as photographed at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Mural by Paul Horiuchi (1962) on Electric Living Pavilion with Electric Power waterfall & Space Needle beyond at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Waterfall cascades from Pavilion of Electric Power at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Federal Science Pavilion arches photographed 1962 at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Lineup for Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Courtyard with fountains in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Washington State Coliseum & US state pavilions from Space Needle at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Washington State Coliseum , Space Needle, fountain & atomic-shaped lights at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Lineup for Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Courtyard with fountains in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Washington State Coliseum & US state pavilions from Space Needle at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Washington State Coliseum (now Key Arena), Space Needle, fountain & atomic-shaped lights at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA. Architect: Paul Thiry.
Theater of cubes for World of Tomorrow show in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Bubbleator to ascend into World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.General Motors Firebird III display of World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Theater of cubes for World of Tomorrow show in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Bubbleator to ascend into World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.General Motors Firebird III display of World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Gull-wing bubble doors of General Motors Firebird III at World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Seattle of the Future in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Canadian Pavilion over Everett DuPen Fountain at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Exhibit halls for Africa, Thailand, & Philippines at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Gull-wing bubble doors of General Motors Firebird III at World of Tomorrow in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Seattle of the Future in Washington State Coliseum at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Canadian Pavilion over Everett DuPen Fountain at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Exhibit halls for Africa, Thailand, & Philippines at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Philippines exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Lanterns of Philippines exhibit framing Denmark hall at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Great Britain exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Republic of China exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Philippines exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Lanterns of Philippines exhibit framing Denmark hall at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Great Britain exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Republic of China exhibit building at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
NASA globe in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Various American rocket models in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Nimbus satellite in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Ranger & other satellites in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
NASA globe in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Various American rocket models in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Nimbus satellite in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Model of Ranger & other satellites in Federal Science Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Hall of Industry at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Overview of stadium with Wet & Wild water performance oval from Space Needle at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Wet & Wild boat show at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Hall of Industry at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Overview of stadium with Wet & Wild water performance oval from Space Needle at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Wet & Wild boat show at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Sculpted light poles at Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of core of Seattle south from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle's waterfront west from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle's waterfront northwest from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
Sculpted light poles at Ford Motor Company Pavilion at Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of core of Seattle south from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle's waterfront west from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle's waterfront northwest from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
1962-view of Seattle hills north from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle hills & Lake Union northeast from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle including Interstate 5 under construction east from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle downtown during Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.
1962-view of Seattle hills north from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle hills & Lake Union northeast from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle including Interstate 5 under construction east from Space Needle of Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.1962-view of Seattle downtown during Century 21 Exposition. Seattle, WA.

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