August 13, 2018

40 Found Color Snaps of the 1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904.

Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".

Within six months of the Fair's opening, World War II began, a war that lasted six years and resulted in the deaths of tens million people.

Take a look at these found snaps to see activities of the the 1939 New York World's Fair.

The back side of the Kodak Exhibition Building

A couple poses for photographing at Eastman Kodak

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Amphitheater and Billy Rose Aquacade

Ballantine Inn

Ford Building

French Pavilion on the Court of Peace with Trylon and Perisphere

French Pavilion on the Court of Peace

General Motors Building

George Washington statue behind "Time and Fates of Man," sundial, with the United States Federal Building in the background

Globe along the Court of States, in front of the West Virginia and Georgia buildings with tower of the USSR (Soviet) Pavilion above

Kodak Building

Kodak Building

Metals Building

National Cash Register Building

New York City Building with Trylon and Perisphere

Night view of Trylon and Perisphere

The Avenue of Pioneers, looking toward the Schaefer Center

The back side of the Kodak Exhibition Building

The Japan Pavilion next to the USSR (Soviet) Pavilion

The Lagoon of Nations with the Italian Pavilion in the rear

The New Jersey Building along the Court of States

The Pennsylvania Building along the Court of States with tower of the USSR (Soviet) Pavilion above.

The USSR (Soviet) Pavilion

Trylon and Perisphere

Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline

U.S. Marine Corps marching in front of the USSR (Soviet) Pavilion

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair

1939 New York World's Fair





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