Several months ago I re-coded the World’s Fair website and in doing so it no longer worked properly in IE8. I have changed the code on all 1,100 pages so those of you who may still use IE8 should be able to view the pages without problem.
If you find a page that doesn’t work, please let me know.
If you have information, photos, or stories about the ’39 NY World’s Fair and would like to share, then I invite you to submit your material to me so I can publish it as a permanent part of the website.
In particular, the Hall of Nations is missing information on the following countries: Canada, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Siam, So. Rhodesia, and Spain. If you can help fill in these voids I would appreciate your help. Contact me.
I have also made some changes to the Newsletter, so again, if you have any problems or suggestions please contact me. … thanks.
Heinz – 70 Years of Good Eating – History of Heinz booklet
” All Gas – Good Housekeeping Home” was erected in the court of the Gas Exhibits building at the New York World’s Fair 1939. Designed by Dwight James Baum, the house featured gas equipment and contained ten rooms and three baths. It was completely furnished by Good Housekeeping Institute, and full cost particulars were supplied to visitors. Cost of the house itself in the suburban New York area was estimated at $12,000.
The FHA House or $2,500 House – a new page with additional photos and an explanation for the project.
Gardens on Parade 1940 Map – A new page showing the layout and various garden areas.
Last Day of the Fair Envelope – From Bob Bialo. This was the last day of service for the Railway Post Office car #4868 exhibit in the Transportation Zone, Railroads Exhibit.
Artist Stephen Foster created this poster in the style of the 1939 NY World’s Fair for the 1939 NY World’s Fair website.
It is a digital print on high quality semi-gloss stock, suitable for framing. Measures 10.5” X 22 and is now available from Stephen via the WF website giftshop.
These posters are a wonderful way to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Fair
Quantities of these signed posters are VERY LIMITED … so get yours today.
A few new postcards have been added to the website for sale. All postcards are $6.00 and free shipping. (The new cards were donated by Cathy Scibelli) Here’s the list:
Gimbels – Children’s World
National Cash Register
14-ton Giant Underwood
Frank Buck’s Jungleland
They’ll Do it Every Time by Matlo
Ripley’s – WILBER H. RODEN
Czechoslovakia – Truth Prevails 1939 plus the original sheet of stamps.
World’s Largest Store Counter – The Story Behind The World’s Largest Store Counter With Mammoth Display of Wrigley’s Gum. 12-page brochure.
Song Hits of the Gay Nineties – From George Jessell’s Old New York in the Amusement Zone
Heinz 57 – 1939 -Exhibit brochure
Heinz – 70 Years of Good Eating – History of Heinz booklet
Gardens on Parade – 1940 – 80-page booklet on the Horticultural Exhibition at the Fair
Famous Chicken Inn Menu – located in the Amusement Zone
General Motors Exhibit Building – Shows the location of each of GM’s exhibits
Take a look and see if you can help these people find answers to their questions.
(Website http://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/people_seeking_information.htm and on the blog:
http://39wfblog.1939nyworldsfair.com/people-seeking-information ) If you have a question email me and I will add it to the list.
Do you have any info on band led by Larry Murphy performing at the World’s Fair.
From: Bruce Bening
Was there a set of American Folk art hand carved wood with leather seat chairs on display ? I have a chair that was part of a set that was supposedly on display at the 1939 World’s Fair.
I’ve been looking for display pictures of furniture to see if I could spot it. Unfortunately finding pictures has been just as hard.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
From: Len Davidson
I am restoring a 6′ diameter 1939 World’s Fair Bulova Neon Clock.
Apparently 4 came to Philadelphia after the World’s Fair, though none of the current business owners where the clocks were placed could tell me why. I got the clock that was installed at Broad and Germantown Avenue, one went across from Snellenberg’s department Store at 12th and Market Streets, one went to a shop on Lancaster Avenue, and no one could recall where the 4th went.
I am looking for information on paint colors for these clocks and I also need an expert to value the clock for insurance purposes. Once restored it will be displayed at Culture Work’s offices in Philadelphia at 1315 Walnut Street. I hope your readers will be interested in this information and that someone may know more about the clock’s colors and reason they came to Philadelphia.
Please see the August 18th blog post titled “Restoration Project –saving time” for photos and contact information.
From: Chad Galina
I recently acquired an original 1939 World’s Fair bench and I need info as to what the original colors were. Were the metal sides painted or unfinished and if they were painted, what color were they? Also what type of wood was used for the slats and were they stained, painted or unfinished? Any help is much appreciated.
24 Collector’s Postcards are available in two sets or order individual cards. Quantities are limited.
Order Collector’s Postcard sets 1 & 2 .
Watch the Postcard video YouTube
Visit the Gift Shop on the 1939 NY World’s Fair website to purchase many items from the 1939 NY World’s Fair. Money raised from the sale of items goes towards maintaining the website.
Be sure to keep informed with new things on the World’s Fair Facebook page. Among our Contributors are the Museum of the City of New York, and Author & World’s Fair Authority, Mr. Bill Cotter.
Join the World’s Fair Community page on Facebook – Simply “Like” the page, while you are there, and why not add a post or a comment.
Lost on facebook?: Many people have posted on the 1939 New York World’s Fair Community facebook page only to get lost on the left-side under “Posts to Page.” If you want your post to be seen in the main section of the page, I need to make you an editor. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Send a “Friend Request” to my personal account (Paul M. Van Dort or TriviaWolf).
2. Be sure to “Like” the 1939 New York World’s Fair Community page.
3. Send me a message to let me know you would like to be an Editor and I’ll do the rest.
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