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New York World's Fair Collection, 1939

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Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft.: 1 document box
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Maps
Articles
Postcards
Schedules
Place:
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1939
1939-1940
1930-1940
Notes:
The theme of this fair was "The World of Tomorrow," symbolized by the Trylon & Perisphere sculptures. It commemorated the 150th anniversary of the innauguration of George Washington as President in New York City. The Fair was held on 1216 acres in Flushing Meadows, Queens, N.Y., divided into 7 geographic and thematic zones: Amusement, Communications & Business Systems, Community Interests, Food, Government, Medicine & Public Health, Production & Distribution, Science & Education, and Transportation.
In expanding on the theme, the Fair tried to show that what was being built then would be the World of Tomorrow. 62 foreign nations built exhibit halls. World War II began Sept. 1, 1939, as the Nazis overran countries represented at the Fair, such as France, Denmark, and Belgium.
Summary:
Newspaper articles, fair schedules and maps, exhibit brochures,and pictures of the Fair grounds.
Cite as:
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Exhibitions
Recreation
Amusements
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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