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1939 World's Fair 

1939 World's Fair 

The 1939 New York World’s Fair was a significant marker in New York City history and American culture. It contributed to the physical development of the city through major infrastructure projects, but equally importantly, it captured the spirit of its era. The 1939/40 Fair is considered one of the most important cultural moments of the Depression era, reflecting the search for a more prosperous, rational future via science, technology, and the rebirth of consumerism. The City Museum's collection of World's Fair materials includes original design drawings for the pavilions, rare color slides, photographs, postcards, and more. 


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1939 World's Fair 
1939 New York World's Fair
They Build the Fair (Theme Center Riveters)
Parachute Jump, New York World's Fair
View of Chrysler Building
Schaefer Center at the 1939 New York World's Fair
How the New York's World Fair Looks, from the Painting by John Wenrich
Design drawing for Rayon & Silk installation at New York World's Fair
General Motors Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair
Elsie, The Cow, In Her World's Fair Boudoir
Proposed Aviation Building
See My Shadow (Perisphere from top Trylon)
U.S.S.R. Exhibit Bldg. - N.Y.W.F.
Small House, Town of Tomorrow
Getting the Point (Surveyors. General Motors site)
Ford Exhibit "Cycle of Production"
Perisphere
Richard Wurts on the Job at [The World's] Fair
Chemicals and Plastics Building
Trylon and Perishphere at night
Westinghouse Electric Building
View of Communications Building
Courtesy & Protection (Motor Police Officer, W.F.)
Transportation Building - Rocket Port
Aerial view, 8th Avenue Subway Station
Railroads On Parade at the 1939 New York World's Fair
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