The New York World’s Fair of 1939 was the first exposition to be based on the future
Its slogan: “Dawn of a New Day” invited visitors to take a look at “the world of tomorrow”
Many countries around the world participated in the Fair and over 44 million people attended its exhibits.
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.
Almost every building and structure on the fairgrounds was extraordinary.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth greet visitors at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City.
June 10, 1939
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.
Jewish Palestine Pavilion
Joseph E. Renier’s Plaster Statue “Speed”