The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was the first exposition to be based on the future

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Its slogan: “Dawn of a New Day” invited visitors to take a look at “the world of tomorrow”


The 1939 New York World's Fair (Motto - The World Of Tomorrow) - Pictured Is The Westinghouse Electric Building With A 150-Foot Tower At The Center

Electric Building


Many countries around the world participated in the Fair and over 44 million people attended its exhibits.


1939 New York World's Fair Postcard - The Italian Pavilion

Italy Pavillion


The grand opening included speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt or Albert Einstein.


The fair was divided into differently themed zones, such as the Transportation Zone, the Communications and Business Systems Zone, the Food Zone and so on.

The 1939 New York Worlds Fair Postcard (Building The World Of Tomorrow) - The Bridge Of Wings


Almost every building and structure on the fairgrounds was extraordinary.


The 1939 New York Worlds Fair Postcard (Building The World Of Tomorrow) - The Hall Of Fashion


King George VI and Queen Elizabeth greet visitors at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City.

June 10, 1939
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By FDR Presidential Library & Museum91-92(118), CC BY 2.0





Ford Pavillion

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By Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress‘s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID gsc.5a03061.


Vintage 1939 New York World's Fair Postcard - The Borden Company Exhibit And Rotolactor, Printed In USA




Westinghouse tower

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By Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc. – Reproduction ID: LC-G613-35347
This image is available from the United States Library of Congress‘s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID gsc.5a18626.

The 1939 New York Worlds Fair Postcard (Building The World Of Tomorrow) - The Men's Apparel Quality Guild Exhibit Building


Jewish Palestine Pavilion

Maurice Ascalon 1939 New York Worlds Fair.jpg
By Toksook at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0


The Belgium Pavilion, New York Worlds Fair.jpg
By Boston Public LibraryThe Belgium Pavilion, New York World’s Fair


Joseph E. Renier’s Plaster Statue “Speed”

 New York World’s Fair Court of Communications Building
Joseph E. Renier's Plaster Statue "Speed" at the 1939 New York World's Fair Court of Communications Building (New York, NY)

Vintage 1939 New York World's Fair Postcard - Electrical Products Building






 


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