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1964 New York World's Fair slides

Accession 2005.202

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 slides (Accession 2005.202), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1964 New York World's Fair slides
Dates: 1964
Accession Number: 2005.202
Creator: Maier, Richard
Extent: 11 slides
Physical Description: 11 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Location: GL Box 1
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 New York World's Fair 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 is a small collection of slides showing various views of the 1964 New York World's Fair.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Originals

Originals returned to owner.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Not for reproduction.

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Historical Note

World's Fairs 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 World's Fair 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 is a small collection of slides showing various views of the 1964 New York World's Fair. The slides were copied from the originals loaned by the photographer. The images include the Unisphere, Tavoli Play Ground, the Transportation and Travel Pavillion, Inc., building exteriors and walk ways throughout the grounds.

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Access Points

Exhibitions.
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
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