New York World's Fair Souvenir Ashtray, 1940

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

Artifact

Ashtray

Date Made

1940

Subject Date

1940

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.127.236

Credit

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

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Tin (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 0.5 in

Diameter: 4.5 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: New York World's Fair 1940

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