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World's Fair ephemera

Accession 2011.210

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, World's Fair ephemera (Accession 2011.210), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: previous hitWorld's Fair next hit ephemera
Dates: 1933-1965
Accession Number: 2011.210
Creator: Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934: Chicago, Ill.); New York World's Fair next hit (1939-1940); New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit (1964-1965)
Extent: 22 images
Physical Description: 1 item (20 photographic prints) : 2 x 3 in. 1 item ; 6.5 x 10 in. 1 item ; 2.5 x 3.5 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. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months. This is a small collection of ephemera from various previous hitWorld's Fairs next hit.
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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 Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. The theme was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms." The fair had more than 48 million visitors. A notable structure was the Sky Ride and one of the highlights was the flight of the Graf Zeppelin airship.

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.

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 is a small collection of ephemera from various previous hitWorld's Fairs next hit. The collection consists of a souvenir trivet or hot pad from the 1933 Chicago previous hitWorld's Fair next hit showing the Chicago skyline from the waterfront, a souvenir set of twenty miniature photographs from the 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit, and an admission ticket from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair, 1964-1965.

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Access Points

Chicago (Ill.)--Description and travel.
Ephemera.
Exhibition buildings--New York.
New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel.
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