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1939 New York World’s Fair- Firestone Exhibit

“The Firestone Building is a striking example of modern architecture, with a great rotunda entrance surmounted by a brilliantly lighted fin, towering 100 feet in the air. It houses a modern tire factory, producing a finished tire every four minutes. … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- American Farm at Firestone

“Farming at the “World of Tomorrow” Dropped into a modernistic, whirling “World of Tomorrow,” in a peaceful, quiet, typical American farm setting, complete with a babbling brook, farm buildings and domestic animals is an interesting and instructive display of modern … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- The Borden Company Exhibit

Borden Company is a dairy company that still exists today, selling milk in 9 states in the country. They had an attraction in their exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair called the Rotolactor. This was a carousel with … Continue reading

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Chase & Sanborn at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Chase & Sanborn Coffee,¬†which you can still buy today, was formed in 1863. Starting in 1878, they were the first company to put roasted coffee in sealed cans. Standard Brands Incorporated was formed in 1929 by combining Chase & Sanborn, … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- Pennsylvania Buliding

The Pennsylvania Building at the 1939 New York World’s Fair was a replica of the original Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The building was located at the northern end of the Court of States, and the inside of the building had … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- Horticultural Exhibit

“The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la, afford visitors to the World’s Fair of 1940 in New York a rare glimpse of Nature in her most glowing mood. The beautiful entrance (above) to the Gardens on Parade exhibit … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- Business Systems and Insurance Building

“Utilizing the graceful curve of the court entrance to the Business Systems and Insurance Building as a background, this garden contains thousands of prize-winning roses of various colors, and provides a colorful resting place for the visitor. The building houses … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- DuPont Exhibit Building

Note: This card spells DuPont as Dupont. DuPont had it’s own building at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The exhibit was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, and and the tower you see stood at 105 feet tall. It actually … Continue reading

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1939 New York World’s Fair- Westinghouse Electric Building

Part of the above postcard may look familiar to you because it is my header on my blog. It is the Westinghouse Electric Building Exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The company was founded in 1886 by George … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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