World Expositions: Phenomenal Attendance?

This article is not about Exposition Architecture, but rather about some phenomenal attendance numbers as they pertain to the pre-commercial flight era World Fairs (Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc). I will allow the reader to make any appropriate conclusions on the matter. Whether these numbers were spiked by the lack of any entertainment people had those days, or they show that we do not really understand population numbers shenanigans, I do not really know. It appears that today people have more options as far as sightseeing, and venue attending goes.

1893 Chicago World's Fair

1893: World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

I used the time frame, when people did not have an opportunity to hop on an airplane (at least officially), and fly across any ocean out there. Basically, we have to be real with the modes of transportation available at the time, and general population numbers, as compared to today.

First International Commercial Flight:
Interesting Transportation Facts
World Population Numbers (narrative version)
  • 1800: 1 billion
  • 1850: 1.26 billion
  • 1900: 1.65 billion
  • 2018: 7.5 billion
USA Population Numbers (narrative version)
  • 1850: 23.19 million
  • 1860: 31.4 million
  • 1870: 38.55 million
  • 1880: 50.19 million
  • 1890: 62.98 million
  • 1900: 76.21 million
  • 1910: 92.23 million
  • 1920: 106.02 million
IMPORTANT: While I do not quite understand the significance of the 1890 US Census getting destroyed in 1921, I do see some strangeness in having barely any people in the streets in the 1860s-1870s USA (or any other place), and the ridiculous event attendance which followed. So, if you have an idea, please share.

Six Months/180 days
The reason I used this generalized 6 months/180 days increment was due to our Expos always lasting for approximately 6 months/180 days. Our contemporary stats are based on yearly figures. For this amateur experiment, I simply divided these yearly numbers in two, to get the desired 6 months data.
  • These are just general numbers, and not by any means, any attempt at any sort of a scientific calculation. All numbers were obtained from public sources.
1850-1919 Most Visited World Fairs - TOP 5
  1. 1900 Paris: 48.13 million - (267,388 a day)
  2. 1889 Paris: 32.25 million
  3. 1893 Chicago: 27.3 million
  4. 1904 St. Louis: 19.69 million
  5. 1915 San Francisco: 18.87 million
2018 Most Visited Cities in the World
  1. Bangkok: 10.025 million - (55,694 a day)
  2. London: 9.9 million
  3. Paris: 8.72 million
  4. Dubai: 7.9 million
  5. Singapore: 6.95 million
  6. New York: 6.56 million
  7. Kuala Lumpur: 6.29 million
  8. Tokyo: 5.96 million
  9. Istanbul: 5.35 million
  10. Seoul: 4.77 million
2018 Most Visited Countries in the World
  1. France: 43.45 million - (241,388 a day)
  2. Spain: 40.9 million
  3. USA: 38.45 million
  4. China: 30.35 million
  5. Italy: 29.15 million
  6. Mexico: 19.65 million
  7. UK: 18.85 million
  8. Turkey: 18.8 million
  9. Germany: 18.75 million
  10. Thailand: 17.7 million
2018 Most Visited Theme Parks in the World
  1. Magic Kingdom, Florida: 10.45 million - (58,055 a day)
  2. Disneyland Park, California: 9.35 million
  3. Tokyo Disneyland, Japan: 8.95 million
  4. Tokyo DisneySea, Japan: 7.35 million
  5. Universal Studios, Japan: 7.15 million
  6. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Florida: 6.9 million
  7. Epcot at Walt Disney, Florida: 6.2 million
  8. Shanghai Disneyland, China: 5.9 million
  9. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Florida: 5.65 million
  10. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, China: 5.4 million
2015 Most Visited Tourist Attractions - link to TOP-50
  1. Las Vegas Strip: 19.83 million - (110,166 a day)
  2. NYC Times Square: 19.6 million
  3. NYC Central Park: 18.75 million
  4. Union Station D.C.: 16.42 million
  5. Niagara Falls: 11.25 million
Most Visited Whatever Whenever
  1. 1900 Paris Expo: 48.13 million - (267,388 a day)
  2. 2018 France: 43.45 million - (241,388 a day)

KD: Basically, that is what we have, a global indoctrination into the new life. Would like for the blog members to pitch in with their opinions on the attendance of the World Expos.
Prolific Stephen Denman with the help of his brother Zachary really seems to know his subjects and gives over Tartarianism clearly and consisely, thought provoking and confidently

Why are they not getting more coverage?
Groupthink benefits greatly from mass acceptance… or even the perception of mass acceptance.

For example, >80 million votes is seemingly corroborated by one of these photos and not the other, while they’re both photos of the same event:



But back to the mechanics/logistics of it, you’re absolutely right. Those attendance numbers are staggering even today with (EDIT: allegedly) infinitely superior access to and means of conveyance.
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Stephen Denman seems to know more than Liedtke, Jon Levi, Awaranon, Auto Didactic, Gibson, even more than Archaix, and to verbally give it over in his East London accent. How did he get to be so knowlegeable, or is it my imagination?

How is he rated in the Tartarian community?
The wikipedia article World's Columbian Exposition has very little about the exposition's actual construction.

Is there any record as to the date, presumably in 1891, when the first spade was actually inserted in to the marshy ground around Lake Michigan to start clearing and levelling the area, and to start digging the fair's canals and lagoons, until it opened on May 1 1893.

Were any steam-powered engines, diggers, pile-drivers, skips, dumpers and cranes used, or was it all manual?

Is there any estimate approx how many daily workers were employed on the 690 acre site to complete the job so quickly and perfectly: 100s, 1000s, or 10s of 1000s? Did they commute in daily, or live on site, with all the logistics that that would involve?

Windy, snowy Chicago's high temperature in winter is 2C for four months. Did construction continue during December-March?
"My Lunch Break" is on a roll in his latest thought-provoking sarcastic 1803/mudflood/painting-is-not- contstructing/scaffolding, deep-lie video.

He is just aching for a refutation/debate. Can anyone provide one, or does he make some valid points?

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Ok, what library is this image from?


This is actually pretty interesting, but I would not be jumping to such strong conclusions just yet. 1803 could be there for a reason, as in to indicate that it's been 100 years since the purchase. These 100 years appear to be indicated by the alternating 1803 and 1903 on various pillars.
My opinion on the matter would change if we discover an image of the same pillars presented below, but containing 1803, instead of 1903.

1904 st louis.jpg

What is the informed opinion of Denman in his latest video on the world fairs: a partially crazed Englishman, or does he make some valid points?