Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New York World's Fair

These are a group of Giant 1964-65 New York World's Fair (can you tell, HA!) 6 by 9 inch postcards produced by Dexter Press and the Manhattan Post Card Publishing Company Inc., 913 Broadway, New York City, New York.

Counter clockwise -- New York State Exhibit; Pavilion of The Vatican; Port of New York Authority; Unisphere, theme symbol of the Fair; General Motors Futurama Building.

The Unisphere as seen from the Promenade of the Court of Nations. Symbol of the New York World's Fair, it is dedicated to "Peace Through Understanding" and will remain on its site as a permanent gift to the City of New York.

The Unisphere is the theme symbol of the Fair. Its top is 140 feet above ground level and the globe is 120 feet in diameter with an open grid of latitudes and longitudes supporting the land masses. The reflecting pool beneath is 310 feet in diameter. It dramatizes the interrelation of the peoples of the World and their yearning for "Peace Through Understanding."

Looking down on the Unisphere and the Court of Nations. The reflecting pool beneath the Unisphere is 310 feet in diameter and dramatizes the interrelation of the peoples of the World and their yearning for "Peace Through Understanding."

The Unisphere is the theme symbol of the Fair. Its top is 140 feet above ground level and the globe is 120 feet in diameter with an open grid of latitudes and longitudes supporting the land masses. The reflecting pool beneath is 310 feet in diameter. It dramatizes the interrelation of the peoples of the World and their yearning for "Peace Through Understanding."

Editor: So now you know that the Unisphere is the symbol of the Fair and that there is a whole bunch of people in the World yearning for "Peace Through Understanding." GOT IT !!!

4 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Great vintage cards, as always! This reminds me, I found a neat book a while back "A Day At The New York World's Fair", written to teach children all about the fair. The reason I wanted it is because it has two pages about the Unicef Exhibit sponsored by Pepsi-Cola - "It's a Small World!"
So, you see why I just HAD to have it!

Jay Amabile said...

amazing pictures. I wish I was around to go to this!

Major Pepperidge said...

For an unofficial World's Fair, this one was pretty incredible!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

These are great and I love the distinct 1960s look to the lettering and graphics.