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March 14, 2020

50 Fascinating Found Snaps Capture the 1964 New York World's Fair

The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair was a world's fair that 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–Corona Park in Queens, New York City.

The immense fair covered 646 acres (261 ha) on half the park, with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. However, the fair did not receive official support or approval from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).

Hailing itself as a “universal and international” exposition, the fair's theme was “Peace Through Understanding”, dedicated to “Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”. The fair ran for two six-month seasons, April 22 – October 18, 1964, and April 21 – October 17, 1965.

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 exposition as children, before the turbulent years of the Vietnam War and many cultural changes.

These fascinating snaps were found by Mark Susina that show the New York World's Fair in 1964.


  1. I went to that World's Fair about a dozen times, ages 8-10. It's my best childhood memory!

  2. Very nice. Looks like the 1965 season based on the James Bond car on display. The one with a tower topped by a Union Jack in the back was Montreal's Expo 67.




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