1939 New York World’s Fair- Hall of Fashion

I just discovered in the past week and half a neat series of 1939 New York World’s Fair cards. This series is officially licensed by the fair and published by the Grinnell Litho Co. All the cards have a short description on the back of the exhibit and the architects who built it.

The theme of the 1939 NYWF was “The World of Tomorrow.” I think this fair was even more art deco than the Century of Progress- certainly the postcards are.

This card is the Hall of Fashion. I like it because I like the wavy white and red tower things and all the little people on the card. The exhibit description is:

“Covering an acre and a half of ground this unusual building houses displays of all types of fabrics. Here is the House of Fashion in apparel and accessories. At night, the two neon tube towers add a colorful note to this unique building. Architects- F.G. Frost Sr. & Jr.- W.W. Fenner”

The Hall of Fashion later became known as the Special Events Center.

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