The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

The New York World s Fair After enduring harrowing years of the Great Depression visitors to the New York World s Fair found welcome relief in the fair s optimistic presentation of the World of Tomorrow Pavilions

  • Title: The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair
  • Author: BillCotter
  • ISBN: 9780738565347
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939 1940 New York World s Fair found welcome relief in the fair s optimistic presentation of the World of Tomorrow Pavilions from America s largest corporations and dozens of countries were spread across a 1,216 acre site, showcasing the latest industrial marvels and predictions for the future iAfter enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939 1940 New York World s Fair found welcome relief in the fair s optimistic presentation of the World of Tomorrow Pavilions from America s largest corporations and dozens of countries were spread across a 1,216 acre site, showcasing the latest industrial marvels and predictions for the future intermingled with cultural displays from around the world Well known for its theme structures, the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair was an intriguing mixture of technology, science, architecture, showmanship, and politics Proclaimed by many as the most memorable world s fair ever held, it predicted wonderful times were ahead for the world even as the clouds of war were gathering Through vintage photographs, most never published before, The 1939 1940 New York World s Fair recaptures those days when the eyes of the world were on New York and on the future.

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    • TrumanCoyote says:

      Unfortunately along the way we have to put up with a number of smug, small-minded, modern-day comments in the captions. Personally, I suspect that all the midgets who worked at Little Miracle Town were probably glad to get work, especially in the 1930'sbut such a notion never seems to occur to all these Sensitive Souls nowadays.

    • James Crabtree says:

      This is a fascinating look at the 1939 World's Fair, a fair which saw both the hopes of many for a peaceful future based on scientific and technological progress and the opening rounds of the Second World War, with many pavilions closing or operating with their flags at half mast as the totalitarian regimes began their march of conquest. Probably the most famous of the world fairs, the 1939 has some of the most memorable imagery and indeed a lot of the material associated with the fair is highly [...]

    • Gregory Delaurentis says:

      Wonderful book, gave me an insight in the 1939-40 world's fair that I never knew. Great photographs inside too. Made me feel like I was actually there!

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