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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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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)

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

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

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

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

Samuel H. Gottscho (American, 1875–1971)