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The 1939 New York World's Fair

The Community Interests Zone (Zone 2)

Gardens on Parade

More than fifty displays, ranging from an old-fashioned garden to veritable, tropical Edens, were created by the Horticultural Society of New York, the Society of American Florists, the New York Botanical Gardens, the New York Florists Club and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Color photos on this page have been captured with permission from Robert Martens, from a film taken by his grandfather, Gustave Martens.

Gardens on Parade
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM09

Gardens on Parade
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Gardens on Parade
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM13

gardens on parade - flowers
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM10

gardens on parade - flowers
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM11

Gardens on Parade
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM12

Gardens on Parade
Gardens on Parade - Photo RM14