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New York World's Fair postcards

1939
 Collection
Identifier: 2013-205

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 small collection consists of three official postcards of the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1939

Creator

Extent

3 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 postcard folder : color ; 4.25 x 6.25 in. containing 10 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

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 small collection consists of three official postcards of the 1939 New York World's Fair. One of the Hotel Imperial, "Greetings from New York World's Fair" and an Official Postcard folder containing ten postcards with images on both sides.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Jane Wright Curtis collection (Accession 20130305.JWC), Imprints Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
New York World's Fair postcards
Status:
Author:
Laurie Rizzo in 2013.
Date:
2013
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:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400