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1939 New York World's Fair poster

1939
 Collection
Identifier: 2004-236

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 theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is a poster advertising the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1939

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print (poster) : color ; 30 x 20 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

This item is a poster advertising the 1939 New York World's Fair. The image shows a woman with camera and the Trylon and Perisphere in the background. There is an American flag on the left. The poster is titled "For your summer vacation World's Fair New York" and the caption at bottom reads "Travel America .... See the World at the World's Fair in New York."

Location

Drawer AA-6.

Access Restrictions

This item is available for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Reproduction Note

Color transparency :,(PC ACC 2004.236 - Location: transparency file.)

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
1939 New York World's Fair poster
Status:
Online
Date:
2015
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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