Christmas, World Fair Dioramas, and Trains, Oh My!

Since it’s reopening, every Christmas the United States Botanic Garden creates a themed diorama involving model trains and a theme. This year’s theme: World fairs. Without further delay, let’s get started with the Mexican Alhambra, 1884:

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Some balloons:

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The Kentucky State exhibit, 1893, the Columbian Exposition:

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Bertholdi Fountain, Philadelphia International Centennial Exhibition, 1876 (now on display in D.C., next to USBG):

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Ferris Wheel, Chicago World Fair, 1893:

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Probably don’t need to explain this one:

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Look boss! Da plane! Da plane!

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Palace of Fine Arts, 1913, Panama Exposition:

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Chinese Village, 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition:

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Tent of Tomorrow, 1964, New York:

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More New York:

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And this will look familiar to the residents of Seattle:

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