Thursday, September 18, 2008


One of the most important things to do during our NYC adventure was to walk the old fairgrounds in Flushing Meadows Park. The 1939-40 & 1964-65 New York World’s Fairs were held at the park and for a long time I’ve been interested in these fairs, especially with the 1939 one.

The first set of photos are related to the 1939 World’s Fair.

(The famous parachute jump that was built for the 1939 World's Fair is located at Coney Island. As a bonus for this post I've included my shot of it).

This second set are remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair.


Mike Middleton said...

Love the diarama pics. I'd love to have copies of these. But there's a problem with the first picture. You have some silly old picture blocking the Unisphere!!

Todd Franklin said...

Mike - As nice as the Unisphere is the T&P was much better!

Mike Middleton said...

You can have your giant ball and pointy thingy. At least the Unisphere hasn't been destroyed for scrap metal to use for ammunition!

Nolan said...

Ooo wonderful shots! I love your picture of the Trylon/Perisphere. I would love to see any more vintage photos you have of the '39 fair.

Once you upload these to flickr I'd love it if you added them to my '39 fair pool!

Todd Franklin said...

Mike - At leat the T&P helped win the war in W W 2!

Nolan - Glad you liked the T&P photo! Yes, I'll be adding these 1939 WF related photos to your great group! Hopefully someday I'll find the time to start scanning and uploading my '39 NYWF collection.