New York World's Fair Souvenir Brooch, 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 brooch depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere.

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 brooch depicts the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere.

Artifact

Brooch

Date Made

1939

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.127.242

Credit

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

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Gold (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 1.75 in

Width: 2.875 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: [trylon and perisphere] / NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR

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