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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.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1939
World's Fair. Singing Tower of Light at night
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.
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World's Fair. Soviet Socialist Republics Building at night
World's Fair. Firestone Tire & Rubber Company Building at night II
World's Fair. Arctic Girl's tomb of ice II
Winter at Portland

Winter at Portland

Allen Tucker (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1939 New York)

Tree

Tree

Allen Tucker (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1939 New York)

Interior

Interior

Allen Tucker (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1939 New York)

Landscape

Landscape

Allen Tucker (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1939 New York)

Headland

Headland

Allen Tucker (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1939 New York)

Color guard of the Navy Company at the World's Fair Federal Building in background
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.

While visiting the Fair, commute by land or water to beautiful Sea Cli...

Poster promoting Sea Cliff, Long Island for tourism, showing a boat at dock and the New York World's Fair in the background. Date stamped on verso: Feb 2 1939. Sponsored by the village of Sea Cliff. Work Projec... More

World's Fair. New England exhibit general view I
World's Fair. General view from Italian Pavilion
World's Fair. Gardens on Parade gate
World's Fair. General view with map kiosk and tulips in foreground
World's Fair, Schaefer Center. General exterior
World's Fair, Y.M.C.A. Sharp view of west facade
World's Fair. Flowers and trees in front of building I
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Bar, detail of bar from above, vertical
World's Fair, railroad pageant. Man in military costume with tricorne hat
World's Fair. Time and the fates of man in front of perisphere at night
World's Fair. View across Lagoon of Nations to British Pavilion II
Wanted! 10,000 guest homes, 1000 furnished houses for World's Fair visitors by March 15 / G.W.

Wanted! 10,000 guest homes, 1000 furnished houses for World's Fair vis...

Poster calling for guest homes to be available during the New York World's Fair. Date stamped on verso: Jul 18 1939. Sponsored by the village of Hempstead for the Nassau County Association Incorporated. Work Pr... More

World's Fair. Holland Garden, from Polish Building
World's Fair. View toward Hall of Communications
World's Fair, Medicine and Public Health Building. Spiral gardens, general view from Trylon roof
World's Fair, railroad pageant. View V
World's Fair, Schaefer Center. Inside detail, circular bar
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. B & O 5600, general view
World's Fair. Birds
World's Fair, Florida Building. Bird diorama
World's Fair. Holland Pavilion garden, structure with bells and fountain
World's Fair, Elgin National Watch Co. Corridor, to entrance door
World's Fair. Italian Pavilion at night, detail of Marconi monument
World's Fair, Railroad Building. View I
World's Fair, railroad pageant. First canal boat
World's Fair, Home Furnishing Building, at night. General entrance, from right, at night
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Detail of bar
World's Fair, railroad pageant. Finale, J.W. Bowker & Ross Winans
World's Fair. Wonder Bakery at night with "Wonder Bakers" and Alice in Wonderland characters in window display
World's Fair night views. General Electric tower IV
World's Fair. Time and the fates of man detail with statue of George Washington in background
World's Fair. Swedish Pavilion courtyard area
World's Fair. Holland bulb garden I
World's Fair, railroad pageant locomotives. Locomotive I, from side
World's Fair, Elgin National Watch Co. Fountain and pool II, from inside
World's Fair. Interior of Czech Building
World's Fair, Home Furnishing Building. Mural I
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Supply room
World's Fair. Trylon & perisphere IV
World's Fair. Theme Center at night II
World's Fair, railroad pageant. Man with epaulettes and baton
World's Fair, Railroad Building. Court I
World's Fair, Railroad Building. Pageant, the arrival of Lincoln
World's Fair night views. Interlacing search lights
World's Fair. Theme Center and statue of George Washington, viewed from Court of Peace
World's Fair, railroad pageant locomotives. Two locomotives
World's Fair. Fireworks III
World's Fair. Holland Garden
World's Fair. Ford Motor Company Building sign at night
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Terrace dining room, side wall I
World's Fair, railroad pageant. View VI
World's Fair. View from trylon and perisphere toward AT&T Building from ground level
World's Fair, Florida Building. Orange diorama
World's Fair, railroad pageant. Woman with pink bonnet and parasol
World's Fair. Hall of Communications
World's Fair. Italian girl
World's Fair. Figures at trylon and perisphere railing looking toward Washington Square
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Mural in dining room III
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. Pennsylvania Railroad 6759, general view
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. General view of waterfall
World's Fair, Home Furnishing Building. Rear general, sharp from left
World's Fair, DuPont Building. Interior I
World's Fair. Fireworks from U.S. Steel Building platform
[1939 New York World's Fair, Entrance to Perisphere]

[1939 New York World's Fair, Entrance to Perisphere]

Samuel H. Gottscho (American, 1875–1971)

World's Fair. DuPont Building at night
World's Fair. Dances of the races sculpture
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. New York Central, detail II
World's Fair, railroad pageant locomotives. Locomotive II, from front
World's Fair. Detail of Time and the fates of man, with statue of Washington in background
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant. Three girls
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. Eastern R.R. locomotive, general view
World's Fair, railroad pageant. Woman of the future from the cast of Railroads on Parade
World's Fair. Italian Pavilion, waterfall, and Marconi monument II
World's Fair. Seven ages of man and the Bell System facade detail
World's Fair, railroad pageant. View I
World's Fair, Home Furnishing Building. Rear, general
World's Fair. Heineken's on the Zuider Zee II
World's Fair. Hall of Nations area toward British Pavilion
World's Fair. Fireworks over water II
World's Fair, House of Glass no. 4. Outside staircase
World's Fair. Mural, Netherlands exhibit I
World's Fair, electric farm. View III
World's Fair night views. Westinghouse tower
World's Fair. Swedish knight coat of arms shot
World's Fair night views. Perisphere, detail II
World's Fair, Italian Line restaurant, Italian Building. Employees' dining room
World's Fair night views. General Electric tower I
World's Fair, Elgin National Watch Co. Entrance pergola and dome
World's Fair, railroad pageant locomotives. Locomotive II, from side
World's Fair, Railroad Building. Exterior from right
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