"Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s"

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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
Looking north towards 1939-40 World’s Fair site, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
“Glass” Car at the General Motors Pavilion, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
Nylon exhibition at the DuPont Pavilion, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
Man sampling Hostess Cup Cakes, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
Base of Perisphere, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
Elektro at the Westinghouse Pavilion, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
National Cash Register building, New York World’s Fair, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of the City of New York
"See My Shadow, 1938, "Vintage photograph by Richard Wurts
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Photograph: Mansfield Memorial Museum / Scott Schaut
Replica of Elektro the robot standing with the original, 2010
Museum of the City of New York, East Harlem Wednesday January 9 2013 10:00 - 18:00
This exhibit collects video footage, artifacts, furniture, appliances and drawings from six Depression-era World's Fairs held around the country. Items on display include a replica of Elektro the talking robot, brilliantly colored Kodachrome slides and original design drawings for the fairs' futuristic pavilions.
Venue name: Museum of the City of New York
Contact:
Address: 1220 Fifth Ave
New York

Cross street: between 103rd and 104th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 103rd St
Price: Suggested donation $10, seniors and students $6, children 12 and under free