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New York World's Fair postcards

Accession 2013.205

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013., 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-08T12:30-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, New York World's Fair postcards (Accession 2013.205), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: New York World's Fair next hit postcards
Dates: 1939
Accession Number: 2013.205
Creator: Curtis, Jane Wright
Extent: 3 items
Physical Description: 2 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 1 postcard folder : color ; 4.25 x 6.25 in. containing 10 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The New York previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island between April 30, 1930 and October 31, 1939. This small collection consists of three official postcards of 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

The New York previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit of 1939 was held in Flushing Meadows on Long Island. The Fair opened on April 30, 1930 and closed on October 31, 1939. More than 200 buildings were constructed to house exhibits from approximately 60 countries. The New York previous hitWorld’s Fair next hit was attended by over 44 million people.

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Scope and Content

This small collection consists of three official postcards of the 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit. One of the Hotel Imperial, "Greetings from New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit" and an Official Postcard folder containing ten postcards with images on both sides.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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GL 1 "Greetings from New York World's Fair," 1939 [Publisher: Manhatten Post Card Publishing Co., Inc., New York City. Description: The Trylon and Perisphere is pictured in the bottom left-hand corner and the Hall of Communications in the bottom right hand corner, in the center there is a list of text with various options of responses next to boxes where one could place a check mark in. For example, "Dear:" - "wife"; "husband"; "sweetheart"; "mother"; "dad"; "friend"; or "folks".] ; 1 postcard : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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GL 1 Hotel Imperial, Broadway 31st & 32nd Streets, New York, 1939 [Publisher: Lumitone Photoprint, New York.] ; 1 postcard : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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GL 1 New York previous hitWorld's Fair, officially approved folder, 1939 [The ten postcards are images of: [1] Administration Building (recto)/Hall of Pharmacy (verso). [2] Hall of Fashion (recto)/General Electric Building (verso). [3] Hall of Communications (recto)/ Ford Motor Company Building (verso). [4] Hall of Marine Transportation (recto)/ United States Steel Building (verso). [5] Vanity Fair Building (recto)/ Fire works at Lagoon of Nations (verso). [6] Section of the Colonial Court of the States (recto)/ General Motor Exhibit (verso). [7] Music Building (recto)/ Glass Center Building (verso). [8]The DuPont Chemistry Building (recto) /R.C.A. Exhibit Building (verso). [9] Railroad Exhibit Building (recto) / Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Building (verso). [10] General View of Constitution Mall. Government Area and Theme Center (recto)/ The Trylon and Perisphere (verso).] ; 1 postcard folder : color ; 4.25 x 6.25 in. containing 10 postcards : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. with images on the recto and verso of the card.