What a great card. I would have loved to visit this exhibition! Happy PFF.
Wonderful card ... so modern looking! Happy PFF!
I collect postcards from the Chicago world's Fair. I wish I could have visited any of the old world's fairs.
It doesn't look as old as that! It has a much more modern style, doesn't it.
That's a great card!! I don't have any world's fair postcards. This one is really nice. Happy PFF!
What a great card.
If you find a postcard with wild mammal(s), and it might be available for swap with me, please let me know.:)
In 1989, the 50th anniversary of the NY World's fair, my husband and I got quite caught up in all the nostalgia. Just a month ago he got a booklet with pictures of the fair, and looking at them, you could imagine being there. What struck me the most was how well dressed and dressed-up the visitors were. Men wore suits. And I bet it was hot. People could go inside the perisphere (the ball on the postcard, they stood on revolving balconies and looked down on a very large birds-eye view model of a town of tomorrow called "Democracity."Hope you find other postcards of the fair. There are many. They are a staple at the postcard shows I go to and they do not cost an arm and a leg. At least not out here in California. Kwei-lin
Wonderful card. I have been fascinated by the old Worlds Fairs ever since I saw a museum exhibit on them, complete with videos, newsreels, new inventions, and building plans. I also loved reading Kwei-Lin's comment.
Very nice. I have a booklet from the Chicago World's Fair that was in 1933 that has lots and lots of pictures in it. It was something I found in my mother-in-law's things. There may be a postcard in it, too. Really cool.
Democracity! Didn't know about that. I probably have to do more research on this, but I think there is a small scale model of New York City in one of the old World's Fair buildings--most likely left over from the 1964 event, and I think it is the Queens Museum today. Went to the 1964 Fair, and I did wear a dress, dad wore a suit.The story I love about the 1939 Fair, which I didn't have time to write earlier, is that it started out very high-toned, but then the organizers weren't making money, so they brought in the dancing girls, aka a touch of burlesque. My kind of town, what can I say.
I found several old 1939 Worlds Fair postcards - at Goodwill of all places! I snapped them up so fast! I think I have posted several in the past.This one is beautiful - I love the Trylon and Perisphere!Happy PFF - a little late.
I love these linen postcards. The texture seems to add a special patina to the entire look of the postcard. Happy PFF!