World’s Fair Wednesdays – Chicago 1933 World’s Fair Posters


This week I thought I’d share a few posters for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933.  The Fair ran from 1933 to 1934, and there was a poster for each year.  I also found a poster promoting train travel to both festivals.  It’s neat to see how the clean,  futuristic, forward-thinking design of the Fair posters contradicts the more classic approach taken by the train poster.  I’m not sure which I prefer! There are aspects of both that really speak to me.


1933 Century of Progress

1934 World's Fair Poster


World's Fair Train Ad

The train has more of a circus-style to it, and looks a little dirty in comparison.  There’s something great about that, though.