The 1939 New York World's Fair

Overview of the 1939 New York World's Fair
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Trylon and Perisphere
Trylon & Perisphere, courtesy Irene Nelson. Image captured from movie shot by her father Sea Captain Erik Manvall (1902-1987) and transferred to DVD by Johnny Riert (residents of Sweden).

The 1939 New York Photo Collection
Coffee-Table Book

A limited edition, perfect-bound book with 150 pages containing more than 271 photographs, stories, maps, and information about the 1939 New York World's Fair.

What's New for the Fair

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PM Photo - 1939 NY World's Fair Blog

This is the place to look to see what new material has been added to the web site for your viewing pleasure.

World's Fair Photos for Sale

Photos from the 1939 New York World's Fair Photo Collection have been digitally restored and printed for you to frame and hang in you home or office, or add to your collection of World's Fair memorabilia.

World's Fair Links

To keep the 1939 World's Fair alive, it;s important that information and resources about the 1939 World's Fair be shared. So visit the links page and see what else is on the web.

Restoration Projects

Sometimes things we have forgotten are being kept fresh and alive by others. As I receive information about Restoration Projects, I will add the information to these pages.

1939 New York World's Fair Tour

Hailed as the greatest World's Fair ever held. Revisit this amazing time in our history though the 1939 World's Fair FREE tour.

All of the maps on this site have "hot spots" for links to other pages, as well a standard Menu of links on each page. Enjoy your "Step back in time" to look at the "Building of Tomorrow" from the year - 1939.

Movie Clip Icon

When you see the Movie Clip icon, you will be able to view a short movie clip from on the Amateur movies taken at the Fair. These clips require QuickTime movie viewer to be installed on your computer. QuickTime is a free program which you can download from Apple. Click here to download the latest version of QuickTime for Windows. Editing and adding the movie clips is a time consuming process, I will make every attempt to add one as often as possible.

MINERAL DAY AT THE WORLD'S FAIR
MON., JUNE 17, 1940

Mineral Day at the 1940 World's Fair by Mitchell Portnoy

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Mineral Day at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair
    by Mitchell Portnoy

Thus 49-page paper is an essential guide to the mineral displays of various countries at the New York World's Fair.

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All Six View-Master Reels

Be sure to check out the slide presentation. Images and information thanks to Eric Beheim of California.

The World's Fair Gift Shop

Here you will find some Fair items that are for sale. In most instances, I only have one of each item so when they are gone, they are gone forever. Take a look, you may find something you want to add to your collection.

What's This?

Many times someone has something unique from the Fair but doesn't know what it is or where it was exhibited. I add these items to the page so that you can help the owners identify the items.