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1939 New York World's Fair postcards

Accession 1972.320

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 1939 New York World's Fair postcards (Accession 1972.320), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1939 New York World's Fair next hit postcards
Dates: 1939-1940
Accession Number: 1972.320
Creator: McRae, Wendell; Curt Teich & Co., Inc.
Extent: 27 items
Physical Description: 27 prints (postcards) ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. or smaller.
Location: GL Box 4
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: previous hitWorld's Fairs next hit or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The collection consists of postcards featuring exterior and aerial views of the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit grounds.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

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

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of postcards featuring exterior and aerial views of the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit, 1939-1940. Exposition buildings featured include the Perisphere, the Cosmetics Building, the Federal Building, the Hall of Communication, the Swedish Pavilion, the Building of Consumer Interests, the Textile Building, the Du Pont Chemistry Building, the Aviation Building, the United States Steel Building, the AT&T Building, the Ford Motor Company Building and the General Motors "Highways and Horizons" Building. Many of these buildings appear as viewed from above. Gardens and sculptures at the Fair also appear in a number of postcards. These include several images of the Equitable Life Assurance Society's Garden of Security, which was dominated by a large statue group titled "Protection." The Star Pylon, the Trylon, and Constitution Mall with its tulip gardens and large statue of George Washington are also featured. Two postcards feature New York scenes outside of the previous hitWorld's Fair next hit. One shows the entrance to the New York Harbor, while the other features the R.C.A. Building, Rockefeller Center, at night.

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Access Points

Exhibition buildings.
Exhibitions.
Gardens.
New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit (1939-1940)
New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit (1939-1940)--Aerial views.
New York previous hitWorld's Fair (1939-1940)--Buildings.
Postcards.
RCA Building (New York, N.Y.)
Sculpture.
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