New York World's Fair Souvenir Button, 1939

Summary

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair encouraged a depression-weary public that the future would be rosy. Souvenirs often reflected the exposition's utopian "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme. This button depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere, amid various forms of modern transportation.

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair encouraged a depression-weary public that the future would be rosy. Souvenirs often reflected the exposition's utopian "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme. This button depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere, amid various forms of modern transportation.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1939

Subject Date

1939

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.68.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Wright.

Material

Metal

Color

Orange (Color)
Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 0.25 in

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR / 1939 / VISITOR

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