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

Accession 1994.276

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 1939 New York World's Fair "peep show" toy (Accession 1994.276), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit "peep show" toy
Dates: 1939
Accession Number: 1994.276
Creator: New York World's Fair next hit (1939-1940)
Extent: 1 item
Physical Description: 1 item : souvenir.
Location: GL Box 2
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The New York previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit 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 previous hitWorld's Fair next hit of 1939.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

The New York previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit 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 previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit was attended by over 44 million people.

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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 previous hitWorld's Fair of 1939. Copyright by Elizabeth Sage Hare and Warren Chappell.

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Access Points

Souvenirs (keepsakes).
Toys.
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