1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

In this pavilion, which seems to float on jets of water, the two-and-a-half-billion-year story of life on earth is portrayed, beginning with the earliest cell and culminating in modern man's leap into space. Under the red dome that symbolizes the Travelers umbrella of protection, 13 dioramas use life-sized models, stage sets and sound and lighting effects to re-create the most crucial eras and events of the exhibit's theme, "The Triumph of Man."
* Admission: free. 
BIRTH OF THE EARTH. The approach to the pavilion is through an 80-foot covered walkway, which has along its length a glass-and-plastic mural depicting the origins of our planet.
BEGINNING OF LIFE. On the ground level is a three-dimensional display that traces the evolution of life from one-celled organisms to early land creatures. Realistic lighting and sounds create the subaqueous atmosphere in which this journey began.
THE PROGRESS OF MAN. One and a half million years of human progress are reviewed in a 21-minute tour of the 13 dioramas that cover the second floor.
In the earliest periods, tools are invented, fire is discovered and art and religion developed.
Early farms and cities indicate the beginnings of civilization.
The Roman era is shown at its peak, and during its decline under barbarian attack.
The darkness of the Middle Ages is epitomized by the perils of the Black Death, which ravaged Europe for centuries.
The rise of modern man is shown by Copernicus' theory that the earth revolves around the sun and by Columbus' voyage of discovery.
Pioneers tame America, and the United States faces and surmounts the trials of the Civil War.
In the final display, man is seen on the verge of yet another triumph, the exploration of space.
THE COMPANY TODAY. Several exhibits relating to The Travelers are at the end of the pavilion. They stress the protection insurance affords families, businesses and communities; there is also a center where questions about insurance are answered. Visitors may obtain an illustrated booklet and record dealing with The Triumph of Man exhibit.


Visitors walk past dioramas that dramatize the story of life on earth, from the first cell to man's leap into space.

The pavilion, which is modeled after Travelers' well-known red umbrella trademark, seems to float on jets of water. At the entrance an 80-foot mural depicts the earth's fiery origins, and a display inside traces the beginnings of life.

TRIUMPH OF MAN. Human progress from the cave to the space capsule is reviewed in a tour of 13 dioramas. Some show man inventing tools, discovering fire and worshiping primitive gods, then starting civilizations with farms and cities. Others depict the rise and fall of Rome, Columbus' voyages, America's pioneers and the Civil War. The final scene shows man entering the Space Age.
TRAVELERS TODAY. Company exhibits explain the protection that various kinds of insurance afford, and attendants answer questions.

Admission: free.



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