... January 2015 ...
Happy New Year
New on the web
The letter from Nils T. Granlund to an Akron, Ohio dancer, offering her a job as a scantily clad Sun Worshiper.
I have also increased the size of the images on the first page of the “NTG Sun Worshipers”
I’m sure you are familiar with the Phillip A. Medicus, Wathen, and other films that are available at the Internet Archives. If not, then you should take a look at the films available. For anyone using the films for research you know that finding a particular scene can be labor intensive. With that in mind, I have created a “Time Index” for the Medicus, Wathen, and a few other films. The index is available in the Misc section of the World’s Fair site. There are a few areas that I wasn’t certain about, so if you can help out with that or if you anything that needs correcting, please let me know.
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Covering 1,216 acres, in Flushing Meadows, New York, the 1939 New York World's Fair, like the legendary Phoenix rising from the ashes, was erected on what was an ash-dump. The theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow" echoed in virtually every corner of the Fair. This World's Fair was a look to the future and was planned to be "everyman's fair" where everyone would be able to see what could be attained for himself and his community.
The 1939 New York World's Fair opened on April 30, 1939 which was the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington in New York City, the nation's first capitol.
While some of the pavilions were still under construction and not yet open, that first day of the Fair was attended by 206,000 visitors.
Then President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the opening speech while an estimated 1,000 visitors watched the opening on 200 televisions sets in various locations throughout the Fair.
Television was new, and on that day NBC's experimental station call-sign, W2XBS was change to WNBC and the birth of broadcast television began.
This site is a tribute to the people, the history, and the vision of the 1939 New York World's Fair. I hope you like it and visit often. I'd appreciate knowing what you think, and any suggestions you may have on how to make it better.
When the Fair was open
Season 1: Apr. 30, 1939 ♦ Oct. 31, 1939
Season 2: May 11, 1940 ♦ Oct. 27, 1940