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Author Author : Cotter, Bill
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0738565342
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780738565347
Publisher Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Pages Pages : 128
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100118045

After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939???1940 New York World???s Fair found welcome relief in the fair???s optimistic presentation of the ???World of Tomorrow.??? Pavilions from America???s largest corporations and dozens of countries were spread across a 1,216-acre site, showcasing the latest industrial marvels and predictions for the future intermingled with cultural displays from around the world. Well known for its theme structures, the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair was an intriguing mixture of technology, science, architecture, showmanship, and politics. Proclaimed by many as the most memorable world???s fair ever held, it predicted wonderful times were ahead for the world even as the clouds of war were gathering. Through vintage photographs, most never published before, The 1939???1940 New York World???s Fair recaptures those days when the eyes of the world were on New York and on the future.Title: New book captures era

Author: Nicholas Hirshon

Publisher: Queens Daily News

Date: 4/21/09



EVEN THOUGH the 1964 World's Fair captivated 12-year-old Bill Cotter, who was awestruck by the seemingly endless array of attractions, his enthusiasm failed to rub off on his mom and dad.



They felt it was more commercial, said Cotter, 57, of Los Angeles. They felt if you lived through the '39 fair, during the Depression, it was such a breath of fresh air.



His parents' stories of the first fair - held, like the 1964 expo, at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park - fascinated Cotter, whose book Images of America: The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, will be released June 15.



Featuring more than 200 never-before-published photos that Cotter bought online and at auctions and souvenir shows, the book separates sites into sections of the fair - called centers or zones - where they sat.



Perhaps the best remembered is the Theme Center, home to the lsl

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