A group of original photographs from Expo '67 in Montreal including Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome at the U.S. Pavilion, and Habitat 67 designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The acrylic skin of Fuller's geodesic dome caught fire in 1976 and burnt away in a few short minutes. An image of that incident appears on the cover of the wonderful book "Hippie Modernism" that was published in 2015. Known as the Montreal Biosphere, the structure was also featured prominently in the original Battlestar Galatica television series. After the fire, it remained closed until 1990 when it was purchased by the Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada and became a museum dedicated to the environment. Safdie's Habitat 67 is a model of community housing still referenced and in use today.
A total of 24 photos (3.5" x 3.5" each) pasted onto two double-sided sheets. Other photos show the German, UK, Iranian, and Thailand Pavilions, plus the central "Man & Health" themed Pavilion and the Canadian Pavilion with its inverted pyramid, titled Katimavik, which is the Inuit word for "Gathering Place". Five photographs are of family and children at the Expo. With an Expo '67 map, Access to the City (published by the Province de Québec Dept. of Tourism, Fish and Game), showing the greater Montreal area on one side and central Montreal on the other, with a key to points of interest. Item #1393.
Condition: Photographs: Very Good, with some yellowing and pasted to two double-sided photo album sheets that have identification notes in margins; the map has some soft creasing, yellowing, an additional horizontal fold across middle, plus the price of $2.50 (Expo admission?) and an "N" with an arrow and some "X"s written in pencil.