New York World's Fair 1939 & 1964 Photos

The New York World's Fair of 1939 celebrated the Sesquicentennial of Washington's Inauguration in New York City. The Fair lasted two years and was thus disqualified as an official World's Fair. The Flushing Meadows fairgrounds were used again for the 1964 New York World's Fair. Photos on this page cover object associated with the fair.

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New York World's Fair key in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Perisphere & Trylon plastic model from 1939 World's Fair at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Build your own New York World's Fair toy by Standard Toycraft Products at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.New York World's Fair toy building cutouts at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.
New York World's Fair key in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR.Perisphere & Trylon plastic model from 1939 World's Fair at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Build your own New York World's Fair toy (1939) by Standard Toycraft Products at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.New York World's Fair toy (1939) building cutouts at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.
Ribbon celebrating Washington's Inaugural Sesquicentennial from New York World's Fair at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Fireplug from 1939 New York World's Fair at New York Fire Museum. New York, NY.Crosley introduced by Powell Crosley, Jr. at 1939 New York World's fair to provide economical travel & sell through department stores at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Roosevelt's White House crystal with the tall goblet at left designed by Libbey Glass of Toledo, OH for the 1939 World's Fair with other pieces from T.G. Hawkes of Corning, NY. Hyde Park, NY.
Ribbon celebrating Washington's Inaugural Sesquicentennial from New York World's Fair (1939) at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Fireplug from 1939 New York World's Fair at New York Fire Museum. New York, NY.Crosley (1939-52) introduced by Powell Crosley, Jr. at 1939 New York World's fair to provide economical travel & sell through department stores at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Roosevelt's White House crystal with the tall goblet at left designed by Libbey Glass of Toledo, OH for the 1939 World's Fair with other pieces from T.G. Hawkes of Corning, NY. Hyde Park, NY.
Atlantica glass sculpture by Sidney Waugh for 1939 New York World's Fair at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Poster for NCR day at 1939 New York World's Fair showing NCR's pavilion at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.
Atlantica glass sculpture (1939) by Sidney Waugh for 1939 New York World's Fair at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Poster for NCR day at 1939 New York World's Fair showing NCR's pavilion at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.
Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature porcelain enamel mural for New York World's Fair Home by J. Scott Williams , Daniel Boza & Cleveland Ferro Enamel Corp. at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.
Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature porcelain enamel mural (28'x73') (1939) for New York World's Fair Home by J. Scott Williams (designer), Daniel Boza (painter) & Cleveland Ferro Enamel Corp. at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.
Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Lincoln Willoughby Model K Touring Car used to chauffeur dignitaries at the New York 1939 World's Fair at St. Louis Museum of Transportation. St. Louis, MO.Lincoln Willoughby Model K Touring Car used to chauffeur dignitaries at the New York 1939 World's Fair at St. Louis Museum of Transportation. St. Louis, MO.Queens Museum of Art at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY.
Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural (1939) by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH.Lincoln Willoughby Model K Touring Car (1938) used to chauffeur dignitaries at the New York 1939 World's Fair at St. Louis Museum of Transportation. St. Louis, MO.Lincoln Willoughby Model K Touring Car (1938) used to chauffeur dignitaries at the New York 1939 World's Fair at St. Louis Museum of Transportation. St. Louis, MO.Queens Museum of Art (former New York City Building) (1939) at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY.
Art Deco curves of former New York City Building for 1939 York World's Fair, now Queens Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY.Queens Museum of Art with former New York State Pavilion beyond. Brooklyn, NY.Former Cyclorama of New York State Pavilion of 1964 New York World's Fair, now restored as Queens Theater. Brooklyn, NY.New York State Pavilion World's Fair observation platforms. Brooklyn, NY.
Art Deco curves of former New York City Building for 1939 York World's Fair, now Queens Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY.Queens Museum of Art (former New York City Building) (1939) with former New York State Pavilion (1964) beyond. Brooklyn, NY.Former Cyclorama of New York State Pavilion of 1964 New York World's Fair, now restored as Queens Theater. Brooklyn, NY. Architect: Phillip Johnston & Richard Foster.New York State Pavilion (1964) World's Fair observation platforms. Brooklyn, NY. Architect: Phillip Johnston & Richard Foster.
Supporting structure of suspension roof or "Tent of Tomorrow" part of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof details of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof details of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof & observation towers remaining from 1964 New York World's Fair's New York State Pavilion for in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.
Supporting structure of suspension roof or "Tent of Tomorrow" part of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof details of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof details of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Suspension roof & observation towers remaining from 1964 New York World's Fair's New York State Pavilion for in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.
Former observation platforms of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Entrance to Queens Theater, part of former New York State Pavilion Cyclorama. Brooklyn, NY.Skateboarding complex at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Brooklyn, NY.Terrace on the Park which was a helipad & restaurant during the 1964 New York World's Fair. Brooklyn, NY.
Former observation platforms of New York State Pavilion for 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. Brooklyn, NY.Entrance to Queens Theater, part of former New York State Pavilion Cyclorama. Brooklyn, NY.Skateboarding complex at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Brooklyn, NY.Terrace on the Park which was a helipad & restaurant during the 1964 New York World's Fair. Brooklyn, NY.
Unisphere at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY.Unisphere details at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY.Salt glaze mug souvenir from New York World's Fair at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.SC Johnson Golden Rondelle was SC Johnson Pavilion at New York World's Fair. Racine, WI.
Unisphere (aka Globitron) (1964) at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY. Architect: Gilmore D. Clarke.Unisphere details at Flushing Meadows World's Fair site. Brooklyn, NY.Salt glaze mug souvenir from New York World's Fair (1964) at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.SC Johnson Golden Rondelle was SC Johnson Pavilion at New York World's Fair (1964-5). Racine, WI. Architect: Lippincott & Margulies.
SC Johnson Golden Rondelle theater & center for guest relations, moved from New York World's Fair & built into new structure. Racine, WI.Tray with scenes of New York World's Fair at Long Island Museum. Stony Brook, NY.World's Fair Art Book by Leo S. Olschki at Long Island Museum. Stony Brook, NY.
SC Johnson Golden Rondelle theater & center for guest relations, moved from New York World's Fair & built into new structure. Racine, WI. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.Tray with scenes of New York World's Fair (1964-5) at Long Island Museum. Stony Brook, NY.World's Fair Art Book (1964-5) by Leo S. Olschki at Long Island Museum. Stony Brook, NY.

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