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February 17, 2019

45 Amazing Found Snaps of the 1964 New York World's Fair

The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY.

The fair is noted as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology. The nascent Space Age, with its vista of promise, was well represented. More than 51 million people attended the fair, though fewer than the hoped-for 70 million. It remains a touchstone for many American Baby Boomers, who visited the optimistic fair as children before the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, cultural changes, and increasing domestic violence associated with the Civil Rights Movement.

These amazing photos were found by Austin Hall on the street in Cambridge, MA.

“They were originally glued onto scrapbook sheets like this. I've attempted to arrange them in a sensible order based on page numbering and picture content, but this is the best I could do.

Most of the photos were "tagged" with a labelmaker and I have placed these labels in the "Description" field. Some of the labels have been adjusted for the sake of clarity.

To the best of my knowledge, these photos were taken by Lillian Seymour.”

Am. Ex. Money Tree

Belgian Village from Kodak Pavilion

Belgian Village

Bell Telephone

Billy Graham

Chrysler Exhibit

Chrysler Exhibit

Chrysler

Chrysler

Dinoland

Dinoland

Dinoland

Empire State Building

Ferris Wheel

Florida Water Thrillshow

Fountain

G.M. Pavillion

Indonesian Pavillion

Jewish Protestant Pavillion

Meteorological satellite

Mexican Dancers

Mexico Pavilion

Monorail Ride

Monorail Ride

Monorail Ride

Monorail Ride

N.Y. State Towers

Port Authority Terminal

Protestant-Jewish Pavilion

Science Building

Slide

Space Park

Space Park

Space Park

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Swiss Sky Ride

Time Capsule

U.S. Pavilion

Vatican Pavilion




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