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New York World’s Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)

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The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, which was held at Flushing Meadow in Queens, boasted the theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." With its unbridled celebration of technology and industry, and its rosy hopes for a future defined by progress, the Fair offers insight into a unique moment in American history. This site from the New York Public Library documents the Fair in all its glory. Readers...