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March 9, 2019

A Beautiful Found Photo Collection of Montreal Expo 1967

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67 was a general exhibition, Category One World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. It also set the single-day attendance record for a world's fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day.

Expo 67 was Canada's main celebration during its centennial year. The fair had been intended to be held in Moscow, to help the Soviet Union celebrate the Russian Revolution's 50th anniversary; however, for various reasons, the Soviets decided to cancel, and Canada was awarded it in late 1962.

After Expo 67 ended in October 1967, the site and most of the pavilions continued on as an exhibition called Man and His World, open during the summer months from 1968 until 1984.

Today, the islands that hosted the world exhibition are mainly used as parkland and for recreational use, with only a few remaining structures from Expo 67 to show that the event was held there.

Take a look at these amazing photos from Austin Hall to see what the Montreal Expo 1967 looked like.
“These photos were found on the street in Cambridge, MA. They were originally glued onto scrapbook sheets like this. I've attempted to arrange them in a sensible order based on page numbering and picture content, but this is the best I could do. 
Most of the photos were "tagged" with a labelmaker and I have placed these labels in the "Description" field. Some of the labels have been adjusted for the sake of clarity. 
To the best of my knowledge, these photos were taken by Lillian Seymour.”


Indians of Canada


Japan pavilion

Japan pavilion

Japan pavilion

Le Diplomate Motel area

Le Diplomate Motel area

Le Diplomate Motel area

Lillian Seymour in front of Le Diplomate Motel

Main Entrance Place D'Accueil



Mini rail station

Mini rail view



Pavilion of Jamaïca on the left, the Britain pavilion in the middle, and the pavilion of Monaco (with the red column) on the right

Picture tree


Pologne Poland


R.C.M.P. 'Bobby'

Republic of China

Restaurant area


Swiss sky ride

Swiss sky ride

Taller O'Shea, New Golden Garter 'Show'

Thai pavillion


The agora place, near the Canada pavilion, on Notre-Dame island

The view across the street from St. Joseph's Oratory

This particular track would enter the Ontario pavilion, on Notre-Dame island

Tivoli Garden carousel

Traditional Scottish garb

USA & USSR pavilion

USSR pavilion

Vaporetto on canal


Yacht basin


Atlantic provinces


Britain pavilion

British pub


Canadian National

Canadian Pacific

Diplomate Motel


French pavilion

Ft. Edmonton

Golden Age Club

Gyrotron ride



Habitat building

Hammer & Sickle

Hofbrau Fun House



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