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Monday, November 21, 2011

Photo Story: 1939 World's Fair

The Trylon and Perisphere
(Original Images and Text, Copyright (c) 2011 Cynthia Shenette) My mom and her family visited the 1939 World's Fair in New York.  Even sixty years later she commented on how amazed they all were by it.  Mom said it was the first place she ever saw a television.  Can you figure out which day in 1939 my mom and her family visited the fair?  There are clues in the images.  Leave a comment at the end.  Also check out this really cool vintage film footage of the Polish Pavilion.  Enjoy the fair!

The Electric Utilities Pavilion

The Italian Pavilion

The Polish Pavilion

Menu from the Polish Restaurant at the Polish Pavilion

Menu from the Polish Restaurant at the Polish Pavilion

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Barbara Poole said...

July 8, 1939?? I even download them and enlarged two of them.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Good for you! You're right! I knew they were taken before July 14, 1939, because that's the processing date stamped on the back of the photos. I just noticed the date on the daily menu when I was scanning the items to post!

Yvette Porter Moore said...

July 8, 1939. I have some other photos from this wonderful World's Fair! Haven't posted them, but I am glad you did. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photo's and keepsakes.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Good for you, Yvette! You got it too! I hope you do post your 1939 World's Fair photos sometime soon. I'd love to see them.