New York World's Fair Souvenir Key, 1940

Summary

The Trylon and Perisphere were iconic symbols of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. The architectural pairing represented the fair's utopian theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." Many souvenirs from the exposition, like this uncut key, depict the futuristic Trylon and Perisphere.

The Trylon and Perisphere were iconic symbols of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. The architectural pairing represented the fair's utopian theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." Many souvenirs from the exposition, like this uncut key, depict the futuristic Trylon and Perisphere.

Artifact

Key (Hardware)

Date Made

1940

Subject Date

1939-1940

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.127.238

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Stanley H. Cousineau.

Material

Metal

Technique

Plating (Metal coating)

Dimensions

Width: 0.75 in

Length: 2 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: [trylon and perisphere] New York World's Fair 1940 Reverse: NEW / KEIL / YORK

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