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1939 New York World's Fair ephemera
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1939 New York World's Fair ephemera

Accession 2016.298

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, 1939 New York World's Fair ephemera (Accession 2016.298), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: 1939 New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit ephemera
Dates: 1939-1940
Accession Number: 2016.298
Creator: New York World's Fair next hit (1939-1940).
Extent: 4 items
Physical Description: 1 ticket book. 1 poster stamps set. 1 item : wrapper. 1 advertisement.
Location: GL Box 1.
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 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 World of Tomorrow." This collections consists of four items from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit of 1939-1940: a set of poster stamps, a ticket book, an advertisement for Coca-Cola, and a Scot Tissue paper towel wrapper.
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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 collections consists of four items from the New York previous hitWorld's Fair next hit of 1939-1940. There is one set of six licensed poster stamps in its original envelope (sealed). The stamps include images of the Federal Building, Aviation Building, Administration Building, the Food No. 2 Building, All Gas-Good Housekeeping Home, and a view of the Court of States. There is a combination ticket book containing fourteen tickets, six of them have been redeemed. The remaining tickets are for the following attractions: Railroads on parade, the Perisphere, Dancing Campus, Mrs. Thorne's Miniature Rooms, Garden's on Parade, Winter Wonderland, Pastorama, and the "I Hear American Signing" patriotic pageant. The book was only good for one day, October 15, 1940, which was "I am an American" day the fair. There is an advertisement for Coca-Cola which appeared on the back cover of a National Geographic magazine. The advertisement says "At the Fair... and going there. The Drink that everybody knowns from New York to San Francisco." The fourth item is a Scot Tissue paper towel wrapper with an image of the Perisphere on it and reads "New York previous hitWorld's Fair 1939 Incorporated."

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