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1964 New York World's Fair greeting cards
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1964 New York World's Fair greeting cards

Accession 2005.229

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 1964 New York World's Fair greeting cards (Accession 2005.229), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1964 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit greeting cards
Dates: 1963
Accession Number: 2005.229
Creator: Banner Publishing Company; New York World's Fair next hit (1964-1965)
Extent: 12 items
Physical Description: 12 items (greeting cards) : color ; 5.25 x 3 in. (folded).
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 twelve greetings cards which are illustrated with color drawings (architects' renderings) of various buildings from the fair.
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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 twelve greetings cards which are illustrated with color drawings (architects' renderings) of various buildings from the fair. The images included are: the Gate to the Fair; the Unisphere; the New York State exhibit; the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; the Vatican Pavillion; the Singer Bowl; the Transportation and Travel Pavillion, Inc.; the Hall of Science; previous hitWorld's Fair panorama; fountains; the Unisphere at night; and the Swiss sky ride. There are short verses inside the cards pertaining to the exhibits. The cards were published by Banner Publishing Company in New York.

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Access Points

Ephemera.
Exhibitions.
Greeting cards.
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