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1964 New York World's Fair postcards

Accession 2003.218

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 1964 New York World's Fair postcards (Accession 2003.218), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1964 New York World's Fair next hit postcards
Dates: 1964
Accession Number: 2003.218
Extent: 4 images
Physical Description: 4 prints (postcards) : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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 1964 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." This small collection consists of four blank postcards showing scenes from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit in 1964-1965. The set is titled, "Official previous hitworld's fair next hit post cards by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y."
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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 1964 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." The fair had more than 50 million visitors. The fair is remembered as emphasizing technology and space exploration and has often been described as "Space Age." Highlights of the fair was a twelve story, stainless-steel globe called the Unisphere, the New York State Pavillion which still remains today, the General Motors "Futurama II' exhibit showing superhighways and ultramodern architecture, RCA's color television and Ford's Mustang.

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Scope and Content

This small collection consists of four blank postcards showing scenes from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit in 1964-1965. The set is titled, "Official previous hitworld's fair next hit post cards by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y." The scenes are: 1) General scene of the fair from the New York State Pavilion, 2) Coca-Cola Company Pavilion, 3) the Monorail (built by the American Machine & Foundry Company), and 4) Unisphere night scene.

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Access Points

American Machine and Foundry Company.
Coca-Cola Company.
Monorail railroads.
New York previous hitWorld's Fair (1964-1965).
Postcards.
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