Two Seattle World’s Fairs: 1909-1962 A Comparison Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition 1909 • The A-Y-P Exposition took place between June 1 and October 16, 1909, drawing more than three million people. AYP 1909 • Visitors came from around the state, the nation, and the world to view hundreds of educational exhibits. • AYP Expo was on the University of Washington campus. AYP 1909 • The Pay Streak was the A-Y-P Exposition's midway area. It offered (for a price) a dizzying array of carnival rides, souvenirs, refreshments, and educational exhibits. Music at AYP 1909 Chinese Village-AYP-1909 • Unlike many other countries who participated in the AYP, the Chinese govt did not sponsor its exhibit or officially participate in planning its exhibit at the fair. • The roughly 800 Chinese living in Seattle in 1909 helped finance the construction and management of the village. Chinese Village-AYP-1908 • Virtually all of the Chinese living in the region as the fair approached were said to have contributed $4 each (nearly $80 in 2009 dollars!) toward the construction of the Chinese Village. Chinese Village-AYP-1909 • Why do you think it was significant that there was a Chinese Village at the World’s Fair? Chinese Pride • By the 1880s hostility against the Chinese became so intense that Chinese laborers, including those in Washington state, were often attacked and expelled from their communities. • In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese immigration to the United States. • Chinese living in Seattle made the village happen anyway. Century 21- 1962 • The Century 21 World's Fair was held at the site now known as the Seattle Center from April 21 to October 21, 1962. It attracted 10 million fairgoers and was held in part to commemorate Washington's first World's Fair, the 1909 A-Y-P Exposition. Elvis • Elvis came to Seattle to film a movie. The Space Needle • Eddie Carlson and Senator Warren G. Magnuson, 1961 • Eddie Carlson designed the Space Needle. • Original sketch Motto of Century 21 • Better Living Through Modern Science • How was the Space Needle a symbol of the future? Brainstorm… What were some world events that took place between Seattle’s two world’s fairs? (19091962) What is a Scrapbook? • A scrapbook is a book with blank pages used for the mounting and preserving of pictures, clippings, or other mementos (dictionary.com). • A scrapbook includes mementos of everyday life, not just historical records. • Some memories that might appear in a scrapbook are an advertisement for a theatre show, a movie ticket stub, a menu from a restaurant, souvenirs from vacations, the receipt for your first car, a photo of your first house, awards at work, diplomas for education, holiday celebrations, family events, and photos. Mottos, limited text, titles, quotes Flaps for text, photos, geometric designs Masculine layouts Creative Layouts Using Tabs Creative Text Designs 20th Century Washington Scrapbook What was it like in 1909? 20th Century Washington Scrapbook • • • • • • • Character Design Male/Female Race Job Family Goals Complete the Character Worksheet Some Statistics to Get You Started • 1910 Seattle Census – 1/3 of the foreign-born citizens were from Scandinavia (Eskenazi paragraph 3) 1910 Seattle Census – Males and Females 15 Years of Age or Older • 5,728 Japanese • 838 Chinese • 2,032 Black • 181,939 Caucasian (Taylor p. 114) Get Started!