The Pan American Exposition in 1901 was held in Buffalo New York from May 1 to November 2. The fair was 350 acres and was held in the 8th largest city in the United States. An exciting time in history that even a US president came to visit the World’s Fair. There were educational exhibits showing electricity generated by Niagara Falls or people from far away lands. The wonder and excitement of science and faraway lands in your hometown was a heady experience for early 20th century Buffalo residents.
With all the excitement and splendor of this fair also came the sorrow following the assassination of President William McKinley.
Source of Imagery: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.