Stunning full-color book filled with rare photographs and memorabilia from the 1939 New York World’s Fair shows what it was really like to be there.
One can almost imagine taking the trip of a lifetime to New York City to witness, first hand, the gleaming Trylon and Perisphere towering over a fairyland of bustling crowds, whirring rides, and the constant din of fountains and music. Talking robots were on display, beer gardens served food and drinks, and hundreds of performers lit up stages in a non-stop frenzy of performances that ran all day and well into every night. This vibrant collectible book includes:
– A diverse collection of photographs and imagery
– Retro-inspired page layouts
– Crisp digitally scanned and enhanced pictures
– 8 ½” x 11” printing
– Vintage-style cover design
– Collectible memorabilia
– Candid family photos from The World of Tomorrow
The World’s Fair in New York made statements about many things, particularly the forward march of technology and desire for global peace. Yet, the experience of attending the Fair remains its most memorable quality, even for those of us who never had the chance to go.
Written and designed by World’s Fair historian, writer, and filmmaker, Mark Bussler (Expo: Magic of the White City, 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs, Westinghouse,) fans of The New York World’s Fair will love this stylish glimpse of yesterday’s vision of tomorrow held in Flushing Meadows.
Buildings and exhibits featured:
– Trylon and Perisphere
– Federal Building
– Lagoon of Nations
– General Motors Building
– Ford Building
– DuPont Building
– Bell Systems Voder
– Communications Building
– Midway Entertainment
– Much more!