1939 World's Fair

1) EX-LAX / GM

Post Cards

Two used post cards with images of the EX_LAX exhibit and Futurama pavilion sent my different fair goers to family members in New Jersey.

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2) Greyhound Fair Map

1940 small map of the fair printed by Greyhohound

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3) GM Pavilion Brochure

1939 pamphlet for the GM pavilion.

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4) GM Highways & Horizons Brochure 

Booklet for the Norman Bel Geddes - designed attraction about travelling by car in the future.

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5) Fair Location Finder

Clever paper map where user pulls card out of sleeve a certain length to determine where an attraction is on the fair grounds 

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6) 1940 Fair Ticket

Ticket for the 2nd year of the fair with attached stub for Perisphere or Miniature Rooms

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7) GM Futurama Limited Ed. Book

Copy #88 out of 800 of this commemorative GM Futurama book.

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8) Electric Utility Pavilion

3 vouchers for tickets to EPCOT after opening.

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9) 1933 Century Of Progress Souvenir Book

Booklet filled with photographs from the 2nd year of this Chicago fair.

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10) Exhibits of Tomorrow Opening

Invitation to the opening of the "Exhibits Of Tomorrow - Fashion, Color, Chemicals, Clocks"

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11) Ford Pavilion Brochure

1940 newsletter style brochure for the Ford Pavilion

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12) Souvenir Telegram

Promotional item for Western Union - fair goers could send a real telegraph for 25 cents using the "New Automatic Telegraph - The Telegraph of Tomorrow". 

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13) Sloan's Liniment Puzzle

Completed jigsaw puzzle map sponsored by Sloan's Liniment w/ original mailing envelope.

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14) GM Fair Map

Souvenir map of the fair sponsored by GM's Highways and Horizons. 

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15) 1940 Map To The Fair

Map showing routes to the fair from various points of NYC.

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16) Artistic Fair Map

Most famous as the father of modern puppetry, Tony Sarg was also an illustrator who created this elaborate map of the fair grounds.

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17) Japanese Pavilion

Souvenir booklet from the Japanese Pavilion with a guide to all of the exhibits

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18) Savings Book

Sales/promotional kit for a savings club sent to banks  o encourage people to save up for a trip to the 1939 WF.

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19) Merchandise Guide

Near-100 page guide to merchandise sold at the Fair.

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20) World's Fair Information Manual

A fantastic 300 page A-Z "Informational Manual" about the 1939 World's Fair, published by the Fair Corp's Office Manager.

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21) Motorcade Preview

Heavily illustrated book of the plans for the 4/30/1938 Fair motorcade/preview that happened in NYC

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22) Ten WF Menus

Archive of ten World's Fair menus including the Swiss Pavilion, Rheingold Inn, and Casino of Nations.

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23) Sealtest Brochure

Spring 1939 / World's Fair edition of the Sealtest Food Adviser.

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24) Business Systems Brochure

1940 pamphlet promoting the  World's Fair offices which were open to the public and showcased "the most advanced types of office equipment".

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25) Phone Directory

Two-sided document with the phone numbers for the all World's Fair buildings, pavilions and attractions.  All numbers start with HA(vemyr) or NE(wtwn), when phone numbers started with letters.

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26) Ford News

April 1939 edition of Ford News which focused exclusively on the World's Fair. 

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27) Underwood Brochure

Booklet from the Underwood pavilion.

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28) Ford At The Fair

Booklet from the Ford pavilion.

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29) Fair Passes

Two passes for reporters at the Fair -- 1) Houston Post reporter 2) Restaurant Corp. employee

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30) Bakelite Brochure

April 1939 edition of the Bakelite Review with the Trylon and Perisphere on the cover.

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31) Kraft Recipes

Pavilion brochure with history of Kraft and recipes.

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32) 1933 WF Weekly Magazine

Week ending July 8 edition of the Chicago Century of Progress magazine with articles and calendar of events. 

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33) Phone Regulations

5/3/40 World's Fair official inter-office memorandum from the Executive VP regarding regulating phone calls due to the high volume of calls going through the WF phone switchboard.

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34) Home Secretary Souvenir

Very nice example of this rare souvenir - a pocket calendar - from the 1939 World's Fair

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35) Kodak Pavilion Book

Hardback booklet documenting Kodak's pavilion and exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair with excellent photos (which seems fitting).  This was, of course, when Kodak was king of its industry.

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36) Maxwell House Menu

Great mid-century artwork on this Maxwell House World's Fair menu.

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