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1939 New York World's Fair "peep show" toy

1939
 Collection
Identifier: 1994-276

Abstract

The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island between April 30, 1930 and October 31, 1939. This item is a fold-out lens-less paper "peep show" showing George Washington and colonial figures looking into a hole which, when item is unfolded, reveals a scene of "The World of Tomorrow" at the New York World's Fair of 1939.

Dates

  • 1939

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description note

1 item : souvenir.

Historical Note

The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island. The Fair opened on April 30, 1930 and closed on October 31, 1939. More than 200 buildings were constructed to house exhibits from approximately 60 countries. The New York World’s Fair was attended by over 44 million people.

Scope and Content

This item is a fold-out lens-less paper "peep show" showing George Washington and colonial figures looking into a hole which, when item is unfolded, reveals a scene of "The World of Tomorrow" at the New York World's Fair of 1939. Copyright by Elizabeth Sage Hare and Warren Chappell.

Location

GL Box 2

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
1939 New York World's Fair "peep show" toy 1994.276
Status:
Online
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

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