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1939 New York World's Fair souvenirs
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1939 New York World's Fair souvenirs

Accession 2012.223

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, 1939 New York World's Fair souvenirs (Accession 2012.223), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit souvenirs
Dates: 1939, 1949
Accession Number: 2012.223
Creator: Chicago Railroad Fair (1948-1949); New York World's Fair next hit (1939-1940)
Extent: 13 items
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 11 photomechanical prints, collotypes : color ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 2 items (coins).
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 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This small collection consists of souvenir items from the 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair 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 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.

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Scope and Content

This small collection consists of souvenir items from the 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair. There are two black and white snapshots which show the Trylon and Perisphere, and some surrounding sculpture. There are eleven color "Albertype" photomechanical prints (collotypes) which show the following fair buildings: Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, and Polish Pavilions, the American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) Building, and the U.S. Government's Court of States. There is one souvenir coin from the 1939 fair, as well as a souvenir coin from the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair.

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Access Points

Collotypes.
Exhibitions.
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