Thursday, January 14, 2010

More NY World's Fair

A look at some more very cool postcards from the 1964 New York World's Fair. "Peace through Understanding"

Continental Circus - John Ringling North Presents the Continental Circus Follies, First Time in America, and the Circus Museum in a 50,000 sq. ft. Building seating 5,000 Persons.

General Motors Futurama Building - This night view of the largest building ever constructed for a Fair exhibit is keynoted by an enormous slanting canopy 110 feet high over the entrance to the exhibit area. The exhibit projects its visitors into the life of the future as predicted by GM's technicians.

Court of the President of the United States of America - Showing the Polynesian Restaurant in the background. Palm trees are planted about and there is a lagoon where beautiful Polynesian girls pilot outrigger canoes and natives dive for oysters.

Kodak Pavilion - The most complete and colorful exhibit ever assembled to display photography's impact on our lives will be housed in this two level pavilion topped by an 81 foot high Picture Tower displaying the world's largest outdoor color prints.

Pepsi-Cola Pavilion - Walt Disney's "It's a Small World" - A salute to UNICEF, dedicated by the Pepsi-Cola Company to all the children of the world, is one of the most popular highlights.


Major Pepperidge said...

The General Motors building is super-impressive... and yet there' something about that forward slanting canopy that feels like it's about to fall over!

Debbie V. said...

These ARE beautiful postcards. I miss the 1960's.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Major: That building, if you stood in front of it, must have been overwhelming.

Debbie V: You and me both Debbie. But thats life :-)

Debbie V. said...

I'm just glad I was able to experience it - it's hard to put into words sometimes when describing it to my daughter who is 24. I lived in the L.A. area so yeah, there was smog, and there was that Cuban missile crisis...but pretty much all the rest was MEMORABLE! Including these buildings and other magical places.