THE 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR
REVISITED IN THE 1950s
The 1939 New York World's Fair
was erected on what was an ash-dump
in Flushing Meadows, New York;
it covered 1,216 acres.
The theme was "Building the World of Tomorrow;" a look to the future.
The fair opened on April 30, 1939
which was the 150th anniversary
of the inauguration of George Washington
in New York City.
The first day of the Fair was attended by 206,000 visitors
and it was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who gave the opening speech.
It is estimated that 1,000 visitors watched the opening
on 200 television sets in various locations throughout the Fair.
Apparently, Gary visited this site during his tour of duty in the 1950s.
Aside from these pictures, I have no other information of that adventure.
Front and back views of the pictures. Clicking on the pictures makes them bigger.
Click here for: Images from the 1939 New York World's Fair
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