Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NY World's Fair

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

The Coca-Cola Pavilion - The "Tower of Music" rises from the court of this pavilion. It features the world's largest and finest electronic carillon. Leading carillonneurs from all over the world have been engaged to perform on this unique instrument. The pavilion also features a free "Global Holiday."

The Pepsi-Cola Pavilion - Animated figures representing children in national costumes entertain visitors on a Walt Disney created cruise taken in specially designed boats. A UNICEF exhibit is also included.

Reddy Kilowatt says: "At the New York World's Fair, the Tower of Light is the world's most brilliant welcome light. "A Total Electric Gold Medallion Home is the world's most modern home - it's as clean as electric light itself.

General Motors Futurama Building - An eight and one-half acre setting with a 230,000 square foot structure surrounded by trees, grass, rock gardens and reflecting pools.

The AMF Monorail - The AMF Monorail ride at the New York World's Fair provides every member of the family with an enjoyable new experience aboard the transportation of the future. While riding in silent air-conditioned comfort three stories above ground, passengers see and can photograph many scenic Fair sights during the eight minute trip.

3 comments:

Richard Harrison said...

Love that Futurama Building shot - good stuff.

Major Pepperidge said...

These look familiar! I used to spend so much time hunting down postcards from this fair, this makes me want to find more. Wonder when the next local paper show is???

Tony said...

Everyone keeps wanting an episode of Mad Men to be about the 1964-65 World's Fair -- these postcards remind me why.

There was a certain charm and exuberance to this Fair that probably won't ever happen again. People are so jaded nowadays?