Advertising Poster, "In 1939 The New York World's Fair"

Summary

This poster encouraged travelers to choose the 1939-40 New York World's Fair as a vacation destination. This poster's streamlined graphic style--in which the fair's symbols, the Trylon and Perisphere are highlighted--reinforces the fair's hoped-for vision of an optimistic future in a "frictionless" American society.

This poster encouraged travelers to choose the 1939-40 New York World's Fair as a vacation destination. This poster's streamlined graphic style--in which the fair's symbols, the Trylon and Perisphere are highlighted--reinforces the fair's hoped-for vision of an optimistic future in a "frictionless" American society.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1937

Subject Date

1939

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

86.15.5.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Glass (Material)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 45.5 in  (Frame height)

Width: 33.5 in  (Frame width)

Inscriptions

at top: In 1939 across bottom: THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR bottom, lower right corner: COPYRIGHT 1937, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 INCORPORATED.

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