Mod Design: Vintage Postcards of Expo 67

Looking back into the future from almost 50 years ago. Great post that brings back some of my earliest childhood memories.
FYI This is also how the Montreal Expos baseball team got their name.

O' Canada

Forest Pavilion Canada Forestry and Paper Pavilion

With the Rio Summer Olympics being just around the corner this prompted me to ponder the differences between the Olympics and the World Fairs.  While both are cultural showcases that bring together people of many nations to good-naturedly preen about their countries, World Fairs seem more ad hoc than the more structured, media spectacle of the Olympics.

Coinciding with Canada’s centennial in 1967, Montreal hosted what is considered to be one of the most successful World Fairs, which was the first to adopt the “Expo” moniker by which all subsequent World’s Fairs have been named.  As attested by these postcards, the various national pavilions at Expo 67 served as grand displays for then cutting-edge, very “mod” design and innovation.

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9 Responses to Mod Design: Vintage Postcards of Expo 67

  1. reocochran says:

    I never went to the 1967 Expo but enjoyed the nice modern art postcard, Norm. 🙂
    I do have the opportunity to go to the 1964 World’s Fair, in NYC. It was a wonderful, exciting, and educational experience.

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  2. The design is so modern somehow..or perhaps nowadays we are back to vintage design 🙂 Thank you for sharing this, Norm!

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  3. jlfatgcs says:

    Thanks for the memories. 1967 seems like yesterday. -Jennie-

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  4. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    I didn’t go to Expo 67, but I remember the hype.

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  5. Lynne Ayers says:

    Yup, memories of a great summer.

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    I enjoyed Brett’s post. I didn’t connect this with the Expos. I remember the expansion, but I guess I was too young to connect the dots on that one. Or clueless, I wasn’t that young 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Most Montrealers born in the 70’s or later didn’t know either. If I had a dollar for every time I was at a game and heard a younger person sitting nearby say “So what the hell is an Expo?”
      I’m gonna have to show Brett’s post to my Mom, she should get a kick out of seeing those old postcards again.

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  7. It was wonderful!

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