Lighthouse Exhibits at Local and World's Fairs by Thomas Tag

Over the last 200 years various locations across the world have held local technology fairs as well as the much larger World's Fairs. We have collected data, drawings, and photographs from these fairs to show the participation of the lighthouse authorities and manufacturers. Listed below are the date and location of each fair and a drawing or photograph showing at least part of the lighthouse exhibit at the fair.

1834 Paris - Lens for Saint Matthieu by Soliel

1851 London - Lens by Chance Brothers

1853 New York - Lens for Cape Hatteras by Henry-Lepaute

1855 Paris - Lens and Tower, Maker Unknown

1867 Paris - Outside Displays and the Louis Sautter Lens Factory in the Background

1869 Wolverhampton England - Two Chance Brothers Lenses

1876 Philadelphia - Lighthouse Establishment Exhibit

1878 Paris - Tower in Background

1881 Paris - Sautter Lemonnier Display

1886 Liverpool UK - Lighthouse Outside

1889 Paris - Gallery des Machines

1891 Chelsea - Cresset from Saint Agnes

1893 Chicago - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1895 Atlanta - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1897 Nashville - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1898 Omaha - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1900 Paris - BBT Display

1901 Buffalo NY - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1904 Saint Louis MO - BBT Display

1905 Portland OR - Tillamook Lighthouse Model

1906 Milan - Outside Lighthouse

1907 Norfolk VA - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1908 Berlin - Pintsch Display

1909 Seattle WA - US Lighthouse Establishment Display

1911 Turin Italy - Pintsch Display

1915 San Diego CA - Outside Lighthouse

1915 San Francisco CA - US Lighthouse Service Display

1921 London UK - Chance Brothers Display

1926 Philadelphia PA - US Lighthouse Service Display

1933 Chicago IL - US Lighthouse Service Display

1935 San Diego CA - US Lighthouse Service Display

1939 New York NY - USCG Display

1951 London UK - Chance Brothers Display