This time we take a look at some "Artist Rendition" postcards from the NY World's Fair. Definitely a style of postcard that are among my favorites. We will finish a look at the 1964 New York World's Fair through postcards, tomorrow.
The Festival of Gas - "First at the Fair", the gas industry's exhibit helped set the festive mood of the Fair with its Carousel, Fun House, Puppet Show and the Festival Restaurant, which uses gas for cooking, cooling and to generate power.
Walter's International Wax Museum - The museum contains more than 30 life size tableaux based on famous paintings, historical and contemporary figures, mythology, religious events and motion picture and television personalities.
Johnson's Wax Pavilion - Within this circular colonnade is a gold disc, thirty feet thick in the center, containing a theatre. Suspended twenty-four feet off the ground, it is reached by a ramp.
The Port of New York Authority - Heliport and Exhibit Building - "Top of the Fair" restaurant and the "Drinks Around the World" cocktail lounge both located just below the 120 foot high landing deck for helicopters bringing visitors to the Fair from Manhattan and other points.
The Pavilion of the Sudan - In the shape of a contemporary mosque featuring teak lattice walls of Islamic design to achieve characteristic lighting effects inside as well as outside.