Vintage silver tone and enamel collectible souvenir spoon from the 1984 WORLD'S FAIR / Louisiana World Exposition featuring a round enamel disk with the 1984 Exposition's logo depicting the Mississippi River. (c. 1984)
The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was a World's Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was held 100 years after the city's earlier World's Fair, the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. It opened on Saturday, May 12, 1984 and ended on Sunday, November 11, 1984. Its theme was "The World of Rivers—Fresh Waters as a Source of Life."
Plagued with attendance problems, the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition has the dubious distinction of being the only exposition to declare bankruptcy during its run. Many blamed the low attendance on the fact that it was staged just two years and two states from Knoxville's 1982 World's Fair, and also on the fact that it coincided with the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. There has not been a World's Fair in the United States since.
This vintage silver and enamel collectible souvenir spoon measures 3-3/4" in length, weighs .3 ounces and is touchmarked on the back of the spoon with JAPAN.
A2398 - Vintage Silver Tone & Enamel Collectible Souvenir Spoon 1984 WORLD'S FAIR / Louisiana World Exposition
$3.50 First Class Mail