Designers: Leonard M Schultze and Archibald Brown
An animated stage show dramatized "the story of strained baby food." The "Aristocrat Tomato Man," an animated Heinz character, sang, nodded his tomato head, and smacked his lips. A series of six plaques depicted the company's progress in food preparation.
Heinz Dome - photo 109
Heinz dome in 1940.Courtesy World's Fair
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Heinz "Pickle Pin".
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(5" x 7" closed)
"Harvey Gibson, chairman of the Fair's board of directors, announced that the H. J. Heinz Company again will participate this year. Because of the large attendance last year, Howard Heinz, president of the company, said the exhibits in the building would be enlarged. The "Goddess of Perfection," sixteen feet in height, a sculpture of Raymond G. Barger, will be placed on top of the Heinz dome. The sculpture, which was inside the dome last year, will be visible from many parts of the grounds with its new elevation of 130 feet."
The statue titled "the Goddess of Perfection was moved to the top of the dome in 1940.
Photo by William Keys Smith from the Susan S. Waite collection