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... November 2015 ...

Welcome to the 1939 New York World's Fair.

The November Newsletter is now on-line

To celebrate the holidays I am offering both sets of 12 Collector's Postcards at the reduced price of $19.95 with FREE shipping. (Regularly $24.00 + shipping)

Postcard envelopes

This Holiday Special is available from November 1 thru December 31, 2015.

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for visiting the 1939 New York World's Fair web site.

For those of you who order the 1939 New York World's Fair Photo Collection Coffee-table book after October 24, 2015, The book will ship only by USPS Priority Mail. The good news is that I have lowered the shipping cost from $12.00 to $7.95.

World's Fair Bubble-gum trading cards

From Evan Driscoll at Studio Hades / Acheron Mint

The series, SEE YOU AT THE FAIR, is what I think a set would have looked like if it were released in the late 1930's by gum card manufacturers like Goudey or Gum Inc. ... read more on the Nov. 2015 Newsletter

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tour the 1939 NY World's Fair poster by Stephen Foster
This Poster is for sale
in the Gift Shop

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.

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 to Oct. 31, 1939

Season 2:
May 11, 1940 to Oct. 27, 1940

1939 World's Fair Newsreel

Courtesy Periscope Films