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1939 New York World's Fair postcard sets

Accession 1981.251

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 postcard sets (Accession 1981.251), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1939 New York World's Fair next hit postcard sets
Dates: 1939-1940
Accession Number: 1981.251
Creator: Meridien Gravure Co.; Underwood & Underwood.
Extent: 41 images
Physical Description: 41 photographic prints : postcards ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. or smaller.
Location: GL Box 1
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 two sets of different postcards from the 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit. One set by Underwood & Underwood shows miscellaneous scenes at the fair, primarily buildings. The other set is comprised of photographs of the sculpture at the Fair, printed by the Meridien Gravure Co., Meridien, Connecticut.
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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 two sets of different postcards from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit, 1939-1940. One set by Underwood & Underwood shows miscellaneous scenes at the fair, primarily buildings and views of Constitutional Mall. Buildings include the Belgium Exhibits building, the Perisphere, the American Telephone and Telegraph building, the Goodrich building, the British pavilion on the Lagoon of Nations, the Foods building, the U.S.S.R. Exhibit building, the Netherlands building, the Polish building and tower, the French pavilion, and the Japanese building. The other set is comprised of photographs of the sculpture at the Fair, printed by the Meridien Gravure Co., Meridien, Connecticut.

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Access Points

Exhibition buildings.
Exhibitions.
New York previous hitWorld's Fair (1939-1940)
Postcards.
Sculpture.
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