Images from the now mostly forgotten 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne which was held in Paris, France when World War II was just a hop, skip and jump away.

USSR pavilion. 1937.
USSR pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. In the public domain in the United States and other countries where the copyright term is 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris-expo-1937-pavillon_de_l%27URSS-13.jpg
German pavilion. 1937.
German pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/
La Garderie d'Enfants. 1937.
La Garderie d’Enfants. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/
Great Britain and Canada Pavilion. 1937.
Great Britain and Canada Pavilion. 1937. From the official album of the Exposition internationale des Arts et des techniques appliqués à la vie moderne – Paris 1937. copyright La Photolith. Image © Archives of Dr. Chris Mullen. Fair use license. via https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/09/21/when-paris-invited-both-the-nazis-and-the-soviets-to-its-1937-world-expo/

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