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New York World's Fair 1939

In 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, a group of New York City businessmen decided to create an international exposition to lift the city and the country out of depression. On April 30, 1939, a very hot Sunday, the fair had its grand opening, with 206,000 people in attendance. The April 30 date coincided with the 150th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration, in Lower Manhattan, as the first President of the United States. Although many of the pavilions and other facilities were not quite ready for this opening, it was put on with pomp and great celebration.
World's Fair. Singing Tower of Light at night
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While visiting the Fair, commute by land or water to beautiful Sea Cliff, L.I. 250 feet above sea level : No mosquitos : Golf and bathing.

Poster promoting Sea Cliff, Long Island for tourism, showing a boat at dock and the New York World's Fair in the background.

Wanted! 10,000 guest homes, 1000 furnished houses for World's Fair visitors by March 15 / G.W.

Poster calling for guest homes to be available during the New York World's Fair.