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General views of the 1939 New York World's Fair official photographs

1939
 Collection
Identifier: 1991-246

Abstract

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The collection consists of ten photographs of the New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1939

Creator

Extent

10 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 portfolio (10 photographic prints) : sepia ; images 6.75 x 5.25 in., on sheet 11.5 x 12 in.

Historical Note

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months.

The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. Nearly 45 million people visited the New York World's Fair. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." Notable structures of this fair was the 18-story Perisphere and the 700-foot Trylon obelisk.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of ten photographs of the New York World's Fair. Views include the Trylon and Perisphere, panorama of Constitution Mall, the George Washington statue seen from the Sun Dial, Lagoon of Nations area, Pennsylvania State Exhibit, New England Exhibit, and Constitution Mall. New York : East and West Publishing Co., Inc.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
General views of the 1939 New York World's Fair official photographs
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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