From time-to-time I have been asked if I know anything about objects related to the 1939 New York World's Fair. Unfortunately, I know very little, so I thought it would be a good idea to ask you, the viewers for some help.
Below are items that need identification and information. If you know something about them, please contact me so I can pass along the information to the person who asked me for help.
From Felix Maestri
January 30, 2013
I have a cardboard cutout of a New York Central Steam Engine # 5453 & Coal Tender made by CONCORA (Container Corporation of America). I am told that this was given out at the 1939 Wordls Fair. Any chance that this info is correct?
From Jake Marx
January 18, 2013
When I was very young, an uncle gave me a child's sweatshirt from the 39-40 Worlds Fair...
From Eddie Appnel
Here is a photo of a model coal breaker that was made by my great grandfather, Walter Urban Kiesinger. Supposedly, it was an exhibit at the 1939 Worlds Fair. The model went on to tour many other fairs, etc., I'm curious to know if it ended up in a museum somewhere.
Was it a World's Fair item?.
Visit the rabbit page for more details and photos of the rabbit.
Thanks for the help.
Courtesy of Randy Richter
January 26, 2013
This signed 1939 guide book was donated to the World's Fair Historical Society.
The signatures are from people wishing Art Hines good luck in the future. Sort of reminds me of a year book, but it appears to have been signed long after the Fair closed.
What are your thoughts?
Debbie Rae wants to know more about this plaque. Was it sold as a souvenir and what is it worth?
It's made of a resin-material and measures 7" x 5".
Either contact me or if you have any information.
January 20, 2012
Joe Bly sent in this photo with the following comment:
"I am sending this email in regards to a photo I came across while shopping in Alexandria Virginia. The research I have been able to do has turned up no leads as to whom the people in this photo are. I am inclosing a scan of this photo. Id be very grateful if you could shed some light on this".
John and Darrell Lindig are looking for any available information about this "award winning" rug from the Fair.