Little known today to non-Glaswegians, the Empire Exhibition of 1938 attracted 13.5m visitors, featured interesting modernist pavilions and navigated rather precariously between imperialism, modernity and Scottishness. It was far larger in scale than the much more vaunted Festival of Britain and prefigured some of that event's thinking. The Exhibition is featured in a chapter in my latest book 1938 Modern Britain published by Bloomsbury
From a private collection of photos of the exhibition
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