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Officially licensed poster stamps New York World's Fair of 1939, Inc

Book artist:
Schnitman, Deena  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Schnitman, Deena  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) On postage stamps  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume all color illustrations 33 x 9 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Poster stamps  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082586

Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection

Donor:
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Source:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Names:
Ameriflora '92 (Columbus, Ohio)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee (Genova, Italy: 1992)  Search this
Expo '93 (Stuttgart, Germany)  Search this
Expo '93 (Taejŏn-si, Korea)  Search this
Exposición Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Floriade Zoetermeer (The Hague, Netherlands: 1992)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Paris, France: 1991)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Former owner:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 12 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Date:
1876-1993
Summary:
Collection documents World's Fairs from 1876 to 1993.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of printed materials and ephemera relating to World's Fairs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series chronologically by fair.
Provenance:
Collected from numerous donors by the Division of Community Life (now called the Division of Home and Community Life.) A number of items in the collection were also collected for the National Museum of American History by the Division. Donors include Viola E. Willcuts, Peter M. Warner, Edith B. Meggars, Elizabeth R. Lindsay, C.W. Holt, Walter Grossman, Margaret Frick, Peter M. Warner, Esther Pauline Annis, Roy Krause, Ameriflora, Expo '92, Expo '93, Colombo, O. Morton Hallwig and Elizabeth Ann Hallwig, Mary C. Shafer, Robert Vogel, John Coppola, Stella M. Carmody, Walter and Josephine Landor, and Stephen Sheppard.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Citation:
Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, 1876-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1132
See more items in:
Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1132

New York World's Fair Collection

Topic:
World of Tomorrow
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Articles
Postcards
Brochures
Schedules
Place:
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
Newspaper articles, fair schedules and maps, exhibit brochures,and pictures of the Fair grounds.
Newspaper articles, fair schedules and maps, exhibit brochures,and pictures of the Fair grounds.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series by subject or type of document.
Biographical / Historical:
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.

World War II started September 1, 1939 putting a damper on the 1940 season as the Nazis overran countries which were represented at the Fair such as France, Denmark & Belgium.
Provenance:
Immediate source of aquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps -- 1880-1940
Articles
Postcards -- 1930-1940
Brochures -- 1930-1940
Schedules
Citation:
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0134
See more items in:
New York World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0134
Online Media:

5F-134 The Perisphere - N.Y.W.F. [postcard]

Photographer:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin? on paper., 3.6" x 5.6".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder Postcards
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1939-1940
Scope and Contents:
View of the Perisphere with a few New York World's Fair visitors. Note: This item should be checked to determine if it is photographic or an ink reproduction of a photograph.
Local Numbers:
AC0134-0000001 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Reproductions
Postcards
Collection Citation:
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
New York World's Fair Collection
New York World's Fair Collection / Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0134-ref527

5F-125 Statuary - Constitutional Mall - N.Y.W.F. [postcard]

Photographer:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin? on paper., 3.6" x 5.6".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder Postcards
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1939-1940
Scope and Contents:
View of Constitutional Mall with a few New York World's Fair visitors. This item must be inspected to determine whether it is a photographic print or an ink reproduction of a photograph.
Local Numbers:
AC0134-0000002 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Reproductions
Postcards
Collection Citation:
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
New York World's Fair Collection
New York World's Fair Collection / Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0134-ref528

5F-137 A Portion of Constitutional Mall - N.Y.W.F. [postcard]

Photographer:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin? on paper., 5.6" x 3.6".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder Postcards
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1939-1940
Scope and Contents:
View of Constitutional Mall with a few New York World's Fair visitors.
Local Numbers:
AC0134-0000003 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Reproductions
Postcards
Collection Citation:
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
New York World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
New York World's Fair Collection
New York World's Fair Collection / Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0134-ref529

Musicorner room designed by John Vassos displayed at the American at Home Pavilion, 1940 New York World's Fair

Photographer:
Smith, Richard Averill  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940
Topic:
Display rooms and spaces  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Interior design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8172
See more items in:
John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8172

Charles Green Shaw gouache sketch for World's Fair motorized piece

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9233
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Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9233
Online Media:

Hildreth Meière footage of murals and friezes at the 1939 New York World's Fair

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth (Marie Hildreth), 1892-1961  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
1939
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Public sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16800
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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16800

1939 New York World's Fair, construction of a frieze

Creator:
Meiere, M. Hildreth (Marie Hildreth), 1892-1961  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
1939
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16801
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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16801

Mural painters in World's Fair film

Creator:
Meière, Hildreth, 1892-1961  Search this
Subject:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1939
Topic:
Mural painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18117
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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18117
Online Media:

Concetta Maria Scaravaglione putting the finishing touches on a sculpture

Subject:
Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2373
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2373
Online Media:

Ruth Gikow demonstrating mural painting

Creator:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Gikow, Ruth Levine  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940 Aug. 21
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9881
See more items in:
Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9881
Online Media:

Irene Rice Pereira

Photographer:
Mipaas, Cyril  Search this
Subject:
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938 Aug. 16
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2322
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2322
Online Media:

Unidentified man working at a kiln

Subject:
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
not after 1939
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2732
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2732
Online Media:

J. Scott Williams

Subject:
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
not after 1939
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2733
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2733
Online Media:

Jacques Van Aalten

Photographer:
Von Urban  Search this
Subject:
Van Aalten, Jacques  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938 June 3
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2746
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2746
Online Media:

Louis Ross

Photographer:
Robbins, David  Search this
Subject:
Ross, Louis  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1938 December 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2817
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2817
Online Media:

Louis Ross

Photographer:
Robbins, David  Search this
Subject:
Ross, Louis  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1938 December 29
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2818
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2818
Online Media:

New York World's Fair Commission receipt for Court of Peace

Subject:
Gross, Chaim  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
1939 Jun. 2
Topic:
Art--Prices  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7674
See more items in:
Chaim Gross papers, 1920-2004
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7674
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